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Ft. Lauderdale church facing eviction, two years after eminent domain ruling

March 24, 2011 04:45PM

Fort Lauderdale’s Christian Romany Church could be evicted at the end of the month when Broward County seizes its property through eminent domain for a planned social services complex, according to the Sun Sentinel. The problem: the land hasn’t been rezoned for the proposed new facility. The church lost its battle to keep the site two years ago, with a jury ruling that the church would get $2.2 million in a sale to the county. But the church has stayed put since then, paying $4,000 per month in rent, as the county awaited building permits for the project. That project has since run into opposition from the community, and now a buy-back deal is on the table. A county commission is set to rule on the church’s future next week. [Sun Sentinel]