Lower Merion backs off use of eminent domain: Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer, 3/24/06

A resolution amending a controversial plan that had authorized the taking of 10 buildings in Ardmore's historic district by eminent domain was approved Wednesday night by the Lower Merion Board of Commissioners.

The measure, approved by a vote of 12-0, with two abstentions, said that the township shall not use eminent domain to acquire "any of the particular properties in the Ardmore Redevelopment Area solely for the purpose of private enterprise, development and gain."

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