"Three little houses," said Edna Hughes, of Hyde Park, at a nearby service station. "They look kind of strange there." The three structures are the most visible reminders of a protracted, bitter battle over whether Norwood had the right to use eminent domain to seize homes and businesses so that commercial developers could demolish them and build an office-retail-condo project. The three buildings are all that's left of a small neighborhood that had been bordered by Edwards, Edmondson and Interstate 71 and had become increasingly engulfed by commercial development.
Update on an eminent domain abuse
Latest on the the Norwood, OH case of eminent domain abuse.