Judge allows city to condemn land for NGA project north of downtown

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

A St. Louis judge ruled Tuesday that the city could condemn 97 acres controlled by its redevelopment arm north of downtown, clearing a potential roadblock to construction of the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency complex.

Lawyers representing the city of St. Louis, the Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority and the Bank of Washington argued in court Tuesday over whether the bank could stand in the way of the city’s ability to condemn its own land before handing it over to the federal government for the $1.7 billion intelligence facility.

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