Decades ago, when Cincinnati was rerouting I-71 along the Ohio River, there was a hot dog vendor who owned a tiny parcel under an overpass. He refused to sell his parcel which was critical to the huge project—and eventually he was awarded $2 million for it. That hot dog guy made out like a bandit—as many others do. They are not content with “market value”—but expect much more. And usually they get it. More often than not, eminent domain is a way for individuals to ransacked the public coffers, not the other way around.