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File #: 2020-0159    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 2/28/2020 In control: Committee on Public Works
On agenda: 3/3/2020 Final action: 3/17/2020
Enactment date: 3/17/2020 Enactment #: 127
Effective date: 3/17/2020    
Title: Resolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for public roadway purposes certain property in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by 2826 Edwards Way and Associates, LLC, and known as 322-324 Arlington Avenue, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition costs related thereto.
Attachments: 1. Summary 2020-0159
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Resolution taking, appropriating and condemning by the City of Pittsburgh, for public roadway purposes certain property in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, owned by 2826 Edwards Way and Associates, LLC, and known as 322-324 Arlington Avenue, authorizing the payment of just compensation and necessary and incidental acquisition costs related thereto.

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WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania Eminent Domain Code, 26 Pa. C.S. ? 101 et seq., authorizes the City of Pittsburgh to take by eminent domain private property for a public purpose.

WHEREAS, the Pennsylvania General Municipal Law, 53 P.S. ? 1081, authorizes the City of Pittsburgh to take by eminent domain private property for roadway purposes.

WHEREAS, landslides on the property known as 322-324 Arlington Avenue endanger the stability of William Street and other public assets.

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh deems it proper and expedient to exercise the power of eminent domain invested in it for the acquisition 322-324 Arlington Avenue in fee simple hereinafter to be used for the express public purpose of mitigating land movement activities and mitigate any further risk to public assets and infrastructure, including Arlington Avenue and William Street.

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1.

322-324 Arlington Avenue, Block 3-E, Lot No. 14 (3-E-14), in the 18th Ward of the City Pittsburgh owned by 2826 Edwards Way and Associates, LLC, shall be and the same is hereby taken in fee simple for public highway purposes, said property being more fully described as follows:

ALL of the following two contiguous pieces of ground situate in the 18th Ward of the City of Pittsburgh, County of Allegheny and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and being one equal half part of each of Lot Nos. 3 and 4 in a Plan of Lots laid out by William Hodgson, together bounded and described as follows:

BEGINNING on Arlington Avenue, formerly the Brownsville Turnpike Road, at the corner o...

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