JMarkSnow2012 Posted April 23, 2016 Report Share Posted April 23, 2016 That's precisely my point. Democratic governments trying to buy up a huge area of land in an already dense city have to go through legal battles and seizures of property. Buying smaller parcels of land can be achieved with willing sellers at a lower cost. But my point was that if you want to buy up a huge area of land for gentrification, an Olympic Games supplies a brilliant excuse for doing it on a compulsory basis. LA faced something of a paradox with the Piggyback Yard, though, because eminent domain has often been used to acquire land for railroad developments, so using it to acquire land FROM a railroad company gets really messy. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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