Seriously, which is more practical—a few homes’ towel closets or one big Linens & Things Superstore?
Seizing property for “public use” overturns decades of misanthropic homeowners refusing entry to absolute strangers.
Upward mobility for all as state governments can now reclassify “blighted area” to mean “currently without a sports complex.”
Dissenting opinion that with eminent domain a “spectre of condemnation hangs over all property” is easily countered by the fact homeowners have had more than enough time to plant a garden that would attract tourists and so negate the need for seizure.
Developers ability to lowball offers to mandatory sellers means goodbye to lengthy and oft-tedious bidding process.
Allows town to update scruffy historic district with spiffy parking facility for Best Buy.