Archive for the ‘Florida Eminent Domain’ Category

Eminent Domain and Mortgage Foreclosure

  Sign of the Times We live in the age of foreclosures. The courthouses are filled with pro se litigants, trying to find the proper hearing room, or showing up 20 minutes late and missing the hearing entirely. None of this has stopped Florida’s population growth and the deterioration of our roads. FDOT and other […]

FPL Moves Forward with Two Natural Gas Pipelines

Florida property owners will face eminent domain battles over two natural gas pipelines set to be built in the state, totaling approximately 340 miles. Florida Power & Light Company has awarded the bids for the construction of two new natural gas pipelines in the state of Florida.  Sabal Trail Transmission, LLC will construct a new […]

Condemnation as a Cure for the Foreclosure Crisis: Why it doesn’t work in Florida.

As we enter yet another year of the foreclosure crisis, more and more people are turning to creative approaches to a global cure for the breakdown in the system. Most recently, a group of investors have suggested that eminent domain be used in the states hardest hit by the mortgage foreclosure crisis (read as Florida, […]

Final State Approval for Wekiva Parkway

On Tuesday, the Florida Department of Transportation gave final approval to the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway project. The Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority had approved it back in February, and the FDOT had agreed in principle to assist with the funding and construction, but it was not until Secretary Anath Prasad signed his name on Tuesday […]

Wekiva Parkway in the News

On Friday, the FDOT presented the Wekiva Parkway Financing Plan to the staff of MetroPlan Orlando at a specially set meeting.  The staff voted to forward the plan onto the Board of MetroPlan for consideration at its next meeting. The board meeting for MetroPlan, which was previously set for 1/11/2012, was moved to 1/17/2012 to allow […]