The DC government has delayed by one month
the vacate date for landowners in the footprint of the new Nationals stadium
, according to Wednesday's Post
("Stadium Property Takeover Delayed
"). Properties must now be vacated by Feb. 3, 2006; the mayor's spokesman says this will not effect the stadium's completion date. The article also says that several of the landowners filed counterarguments in court this week to the city's eminent domain proceedings: "Some are contesting the city's legal right to the land, some are challenging the amount of money the city is offering for the properties and some are fighting on both fronts." A hearing has been scheduled for Feb. 24, although one owner has requested a hearing date before the Feb. 3 vacate deadline. You can visit my Stadium Offers
page to see which lots have been seized by the city, what the properties were assessed for in 2005, and what the city offered.