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  • Birthday 09/29/1979

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    Functional Sidewalks, Boulevards, The East End, Abandoned Warehouses, Downtown Living, the Beaconsfield, N. and S. MacGregor, Eminent Domain Law

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  1. In my experience, most people in this situation care greatly about money. It's usually the most important thing. We are talking about primarily taking out a single row of houses adjacent to the feeder road. These are not choice places to live today. Most are probably not owner occupied. Both landowners and tenants get money. Sometimes tenants get very significant money in relocation funds. In short, for the few unfortunate folks who lose their homes, those homes are almost all literally on the feeder road. In the end, these folks should receive enough compensation to buy a replacement home in the same neighborhood that is not on the feeder road and still have money left over. I would take that deal any day of the week.
  2. Eminent domain lawyer here. I can assure you that for the very few owner occupied homes along this project it will be the greatest cash windfall most of these folks see in their lifetimes.
  3. The parking lot portion of the block is under different ownership.
  4. SRO, means these are not apartments. They are more like college dorms. Typically, SROs are one person per unit, smaller than a studio apartment, and no kitchen.
  5. My sources say the Holiday Inn is going to become a Marriott. Same developer as the Savoy project.
  6. 50 feet is standard for a pipeline easement.
  7. If I'm not mistaken, there is a circa 2007-8 thread about a Hilton Garden Inn proposed for the vacant half block next to the Wedge Tower garage.
  8. I heard something about a Turkish company and a boutique hotel. That's all I've got.
  9. I heard a rumor that this block would be non-highrise apartments. Sounds like the rumor is accurate.
  10. Looks like my sources may be right...http://swamplot.com/airing-out-at-least-the-old-savoy-downtown/2013-05-16/#more-62044
  11. Agree. Along those lines, I also heard an unsubstantiated rumor of another residential project going up on the block immediately north of Skyhouse.
  12. I hear that the Savoy is in contract. Anyone know anything further?
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