City Officials Hope to Avoid Eminent Domain—No Agreement Reached Yet

Lynchburg City Attorney’s office tells media outlets that officials will continue to try to reach an agreement with a property owner in the recent eminent domain case. The city initiated eminent domain proceedings against the property on Jan. 28; it was one of six properties that the city took steps to acquire, in order to make way for the reconstruction of Heritage High. If the next round of negotiations fail– the parties could go to mediation or to trial. The construction contract for that project is out to bid now, and school officials hope to break ground as early as April.

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