Judge: Birnbaum Stays for Now. Eminent Domain Case in Atlantic City.

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Charlie Birnbaum

State Judge Julio Mendez ruled against the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority’s (CRDA) plan to acquire the ‘Birnbaum’ property in Atlantic City. The state agency was told they can’t take a three-story home owned by Charlie Birnbaum through eminent domain.

The CRDA can’t proceed unless it presents a concrete plan to redevelop that parcel.

The state wants to add that property to the ever-expanding tourism district near the shuttered Revel Casino Hotel. Judge Mendez noted the uncertainty of various plans and the ability of the CRDA to implement those plans in a timely manner.  Read more at Philly.com