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County of Wayne v. Hathcock
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Wayne County (Plaintiff) received federal grant money, which required for properties purchased with the grant money had to be put to commercial use. Plaintiff’s development plan for lands purchased with the grant money included building a corporate mall, hotel, conference center, and recreational facilities, which would create 30,000 jobs and generate $350 million in tax revenue from a broader tax base of industrial, service, and technology sectors. After purchasing 1,000 acres in voluntary sales, Plaintiff began condemnation proceedings to purchase nineteen additional adjacent lots. Hathcock and the other holdover owners (Defendants) alleged that the proposed condemnations were not for “public use” as mandated by the state constitution.
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