Property Owners in Atlantic Yards Footprint Appeal Dismissal of Eminent Domain Case

The property owners and tenants in the footprint of the proposed Atlantic Yards project have not given up on their eminent domain fight against the project.

The tireless group announced today that it filed an appeal in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on the Eastern District Court’s decision to dismiss the constitutional challenge regarding the use of eminent domain for Bruce Ratner’s Atlantic Yards project.

As The Observer reported last month, the group’s eminent domain lawsuit was dismissed in federal court on June 6.

Thirteen plaintiffs who live in the project’s footprint have long argued that the public benefits of the project were excuses for transferring property from one party to another using eminent domain.