Court nixes massive Newark project

July 20, 2007 12:00AM

A New Jersey Superior Court Judge ruled yesterday that Newark’s proposed Mulberry Street Redevelopment Project–which was supposed to involve the construction of 2,000 market-rate apartments in downtown–could not proceed as planned, with the city allowing developers to seize properties via eminent domain. The judge ruled that the properties on the 14 acres where Mulberry Street’s developers intended to build are not “blighted.” The decision follows a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling last month that restricted municipalities’ use of eminent domain. more [NYT]

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