City Will Use Eminent Domain To Acquire Important Waller Creek Land

Back in November we reported on the City’s interest in an assemblage of lots at E 5th and Frontage Road.  Earlier this week, the ABJ reported the City approved the use of eminent domain should it be needed.  The land is required for staging the construction of the Waller Creek Tunnel.  This morning, according to the Statesman, the City decided to actually use its power to force the purchase of these “four lots along East Fifth Street for $928,416 for a flood-control tunnel project along Waller Creek.”

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Jude Galligan, REALTOR, Principal of TOWERS Realty and publisher of Downtown Austin Blog (aka. "DAB"), spends his time matching remarkable people with remarkable properties in Austin’s urban core. A resident owner in downtown Austin, Jude has served on the Board of the Downtown Austin Alliance (DAA) and the City of Austin Downtown Commission. Contact Jude.

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