The Toledo City Council has voted in favor of beginning the process of eminent domain against AT&T Ohio to acquire a small piece of land. The City of Toledo and AT&T has reached an impasse over the sale of less than 0.19 acre. Toledo Councilman Lindsay Webb said “We haven’t had much luck getting them to communicate with us, so starting the eminent domain proceedings may get their attention and perhaps take more seriously what [the city is] talking about.”
Toledo plans to widen parts of Dorr Street in West Toledo so it can build center median islands and designated turn areas along the roads between Byrne Road and Westwood Avenue. The City of Toledo offered to purchase AT&T’s property, which includes an easement and portion at 3332 Dorr. The City offered AT&T $30,000 for an easement. AT&T has demanded $60,000.
Toledo City Law Director Adam Loukx said the city typically uses condemnation proceedings for street and sewer work.
The Ohio eminent domain lawyers at Clark Perdue & List are available to help landowners facing condemnation proceedings.