Public records show that the city has taken title to nine properties through the process of eminent domain. The properties include 392, 402, 404, 406, 416, and 418 Albee Square as well as 223, 225 and 229 Duffield Street...As for the city's plans for the project, the RFP process for both the landscape design of the 1.25-acre park and the development of the 700-car underground parking garage have been completed but the contracts have not been awarded or announced yet.
So land acquisition for a 1.2-acre park that sits 6 blocks from Cadman Plaza and 6 blocks from Fort Greene Park so far has cost the City more than $40M, and they've only just begun? (However, we have no money for this park or this park.) And aren't we also just a little eminent domain crazy down at City Hall?