M.A.K. Investment Group, LLC v. City of Glendale

In Colorado, once city officials declare property “blighted,” owners have 30 days to file a lawsuit—or they are barred from challenging the designation, which can trigger seizure of their property via eminent domain (for seven years). Question: Do officials have to notify property owners of a blight designation? Indeed so, says the Tenth Circuit, but it’s up to owners to figure out they only have 30 days to object. In the instant case, Glendale, Colo. officials’ failure to notify the owners of carpet store (that sits in the footprint of a proposed mall) violates due process.

Tags: 2018, Due Process, Eminent Domain, Notice, Tenth Circuit

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