Eminent Domain

Eminent domain is the legal process by which the government takes possession of a property from an unwilling property owner for a project that serves a public good, and includes compensation at “fair market value”. Other items listed here include property easements and takings under “rights of way”.


  • Maritime Aquarium

    The Walk Bridge Project will be imposing a number of permanent and temporary easements on the Maritime Aquarium. Among the impacts will be demolition of certain parts of the building […]

  • 15, 19 & 21 Fort Point Street

    In 2017, the CT DOT concluded publicly that no further takings would be necessary in connection with the Walk Bridge project(s) after whittling down the list of 17 properties originally […]

  • Citizens Rally for Local Businesses

    East Norwalkers and local elected officials came out in force to support businesses that are being displaced by the Walk Bridge project at Liberty Square.

  • Walk Bridge Rally Notice

    Please support your East Norwalk neighbors. A total of seventeen businesses and residents will be displaced in the Liberty Square area. Eminent domain is being used to acquire the land […]

  • Right of Way

    What is Right of Way (ROW) and Why Does it Matter? When a project that uses state and/or federal dollars requires the taking of private property through eminent domain or […]

  • 218 East Avenue

    This property was originally identified for an easement (or “partial take”) only to accommodate the widening of the roadway. After the rights-of-way agreement in connection with the roadway project failed […]

  • 220 East Avenue

    As early as 2010, this property was identified as a “total take”. The new, steeper slope generated by the roadway lowering would have made the use of the property owner’s […]

  • 222 East Avenue

    As early as 2010, this property was identified as a “total take”. The new, steeper slope generated by the roadway lowering would have made the use of the property owner’s […]