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Arena Project Moves Forward as Court Denies Eminent Domain Appeal

 
Arena Project Moves Forward as Court Denies Eminent Domain Appeal
Posted April 3rd, 2014 @ 2:41pm by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

It's the final piece of the puzzle for a new arena. The city of Sacramento has won an appeal in its eminent domain case.

The city now has a firm hold on the site of the former Macy's Men's store at Downtown Plaza after an appellate court rejected a push back from its owners.

The city first won control of building last month and the Kings will pay for it. Under eminent domain rules there will be a jury trial.

"And the jury will make a determination on fair compensation for the property," Assistant City Manager John Dangberg said. 

Dangberg says we'll see environmental studies completed, contracts finalized and bonds sold by mid-May.

"And in June, physical demolition," he said. 

Arena construction is slated to begin this fall, it's supposed to open in 2016.

Photo courtesy: Sacramento Kings 

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