I’ve been a little too busy to blog much about eminent domain issues, so take a look at what the Sam Adams Alliance has to say about International Plaza.
In July of 2002, the Village of Arlington Heights, Illinois handed down a bogus “blighted” designation to the International Plaza, a local shopping center, in order to bulldoze it and put up a Super Target store. This move would boost the Village’s tax revenue considerably. It would also trample personal freedoms, private property rights, and many of these business owners’ livelihoods.
The article includes contact information for Target and a sample letter.