Neighborhood Fights Project with Eminent Domain Proposal: WFSB-TV3, Waterbury CT, 7/13/07

Project In Waterbury Would Add 1,200 Condos

Neighborhood advocates are asking Waterbury [CT] officials to consider buying land out from under developers using eminent domain.

The Waterbury Neighborhood Council has asked the mayor's office to review a strategy that would target properties where developers are pursuing permits for unpopular housing projects.

In the past year, developers have filed applications that, in total, would add more than 1,200 condominiums to Waterbury.

Council members have opposed the projects, saying the proposals would overwhelm city schools and degrade neighborhood character.

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