Eminent Domain Proceedings As A Crucial Final Step In The Acquisition Of Environmentally Sensitive Land In South Florida


  • Hubert B Stroud
  • Judy K Warrick


Developers of pre-platted subdivisions, in their attempts to rapidly convert raw land into potential vacation-homesites, made poor site selection decisions and ignored many environmental constraints as they superimposed their land development infrastructure across large tracts of land. As a result, numerous problems have been created including wasteful and environmentally unsound land use practices, scattered development,  inefficient and unequal distribution of basic services, and an overtaxing of the resource capabilities in some locations.