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Re: “Anybody in Raleigh FOR high-speed rail? No, seriously —

Regarding the previous comment:

“the homes nearest the Five Points NC-3 option could simply be seized under eminent domain and the property owners cleared out and compensated.”

No, actually you can’t do that. The houses in question are located in the Roanoke Park Historic District and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The district is protected under federal law. As stated in the Chapter 5 of the DEIS – “These lands can only be used for a federally-funded transportation project if there is no other feasible and prudent alternative…”

And NC1/NC2 are obviously feasible alternatives. So it seems to me from the guidelines listed in the DEIS, that the NC3 option would be illegal and cannot be chosen.

Posted by thurston on 08/30/2010 at 12:47 PM

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