There will be some stories coming out of Detroit about eminent domain when the new international bridge project gets going. However I suspect most of the people in the Delrey neighborhood will get more through eminent domain than they’ll ever get on the open market. That place is about as bad as it gets in Detroit.
Your basic premise may be wrong. What is the people don't want to move? What is their house has been kept in proper repair and meets their needs? What if they are unable to find a house that meets their needs with the proceeds of the house they were forced to sell? What if the actions of the city have ~inadverently~ caused property values in the neighborhood to fall, leading to the offer of a lower price?
We may find ourselves in a similar sitution, not because our neighborhood is blighted or unsafe, but rather because it is ~under-developed~. By under-developed I mean that that there are too few houses for the land mass. The streets were widened, curbs, gutters and storm sewers installed during Urban Renewal in the 1960's. I anxiously await your reply.
Does that city even have a citizenship that would ever go against what the city leaders want to do?
I doubt it, but then again, lately I have been as bad in my political predictions as my Vikings have been at passing the ball.
I mean is four years ago I never would have believed that never Roberts would join the dark side either. Nor did I ever expect 16 Democrats Senators to realize how badly they screwed up with Obama-Care.
So, who knows anymore.