LIBERTARIAN: Sorry but little L libertarians don’t approve of “eminent domain”

https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/local/middlesex-county/2022/03/02/east-brunswick-nj-can-condemn-route-18-land-redevelopment-court/9331820002/

East Brunswick can condemn 80 acres along Route 18 for redevelopment, court rules

Susan Loyer — MyCentralJersey.com — March 2 @ 5AM

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EAST BRUNSWICK – A Superior Court judge has upheld the township’s ability to condemn about 80 acres in the Route 18 corridor for redevelopment.

Judge Thomas Daniel McCloskey affirmed a 2017 Township Council resolution finding that the properties met the requirements of a redevelopment area under the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law. 

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The properties that challenged the township’s redevelopment designation are owned by Christiana Enterprises, LLC, operating as Sweeney’s Auto Repair & Gulf Gas Station, 229 Route 18; Tongbu LLC, which runs a professional/office building at 223 Route 18 South; SL Property Holding LLC, doing business as Rt. 18 Carpet at 261 Route 18 South; and Office Depot, Inc., which previously operated at 257 Route 18 South. 

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The project will include a transportation center, mixed-use buildings, hotel, tech center and a medical services office. The plan also includes restaurants with outdoor dining, shops, pedestrian walkways, bike paths, water features, a central public plaza, multiple open public greenways and an outdoor amphitheater to promote outdoor gathering and community events, as well as an environmentally sustainable indoor/outdoor pet facility.

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The Gooferment is just a Gand written large.  Sorry but it’s a shame that the criminal gang can steal property.  

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“We are extraordinarily happy that the judge sided with the township in what we did in naming this area an area in need of redevelopment,” Mayor Brad Cohen said. “The judge’s decision unambiguously supports the township’s efforts and encourages us to continue moving forward with our plan.” 

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So a Gooferment “judge” (aka bureaucrat) can decide that some other Gooferment bureaucrats (aka “the Township”) can steal property from their rightful owners under the guise of “law”.

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“… … if you’re one or two businesses that were fortunate enough to have survived in an area that’s clearly fallen into disrepair and underutilized, you don’t have the right to individually stop the process.”

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Screw you little guy.  You were lucky enough to suvive because Customers valued your service, but we know what is “best”.

Argh!

Will this blog post stop the theft? No.  It didn’t stop Kelo in CT either.  But look what happened there.  After stealing people houses, the deal fell thru and all that’s left is vacant land.  It would be beyond ironic if the same thing happened here.

Wonder who will get paid off as a result of this?  I’m sure there will be lots of money sloshing around.  And, I bet the Taxpayers will pay too.

Argh!

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