By Claire Carter, Esq., Associate

Florida Statutes, is the power of a governmental entity to take private property for a public use, in exchange for full compensation to the owner.

Petition in Eminent Domain seeking to acquire property located in Hillsborough County, Florida to develop a mixed income affordable housing project in furtherance of its mission and purposes under Chapter 421, Florida Statutes. The project will provide housing for seniors and families, with a retail component and educational opportunities targeted to serve the community. THA filed a Declaration of Taking applying for an order that title to the property vest in THA in advance of a final judgment. A hearing was held on July 31, 2018, where the Court entered an Order of Taking, finding that THA, in the proper exercise of its delegated authority, was entitled to possession of the property for a project which is necessary for a public purpose.

Claire Carter is an associate with Saxon|Gilmore. She practices in the areas of Creditors’ Rights, Commercial and Real Estate Litigation and Commercial and Real Estate Transactions. She can be reached at 813-314-4527 or

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