36 P.S. § 3503.4 - Acquisition of property

Cite as:36 P.S. § 3503.4
Currency:Current through P.A. Acts 2018-164
 
FREE EXCERPT

(a) Condemnation.--

(1) For the effectuation of any of its purposes authorized by this act, the Authority is hereby granted, in addition to and in support of any other powers heretofore or hereafter granted to it, power and authority to acquire in its name by purchase or otherwise, on such terms and conditions and in such manner as it may deem proper, or by the exercise of the power of eminent domain, any land and other property which it may determine is reasonably necessary for the facilities referred to in this act or for the construction thereof as the Authority shall deem necessary, and any and all rights, titles and interest in such land and other property, including public lands, parks, playgrounds, reservations, highways or parkways, owned by or in which any public body of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or the State of New Jersey has any right, title or interest, or parts thereof or rights therein and any fee simple absolute or any lesser interest in private property, and any fee simple absolute in, easements upon, or the benefit or restrictions upon, abutting property to preserve and protect such facilities, the approaches, rail and highway connections thereto.

(2) Upon the exercise of the power of eminent domain under this act, the compensation to be paid with regard to property located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania shall be ascertained and paid as provided by the act of June 22, 1964 (Sp. Sess., P.L. 84, No. 6), known as the Eminent Domain Code, insofar as the provisions thereof are applicable and not inconsistent with the provisions of the Compact and of this act.

(3) Upon the exercise of the power of eminent domain under this act, the compensation to be paid with regard to property located in the State of New Jersey shall be ascertained and paid in the manner provided in Chapter 1 of Title 20 of the Revised Statutes of New Jersey insofar as the provisions thereof are applicable and not inconsistent with the provisions of the Compact and of this act.

(4) The Authority may join, in separate subdivisions in one petition, declaration or complaint, the descriptions of any number of trade or parcels of land or property to be condemned and the names of any number of owners and other parties who may have an interest therein. All such land or property included in the petition, declaration or complaint may be condemned in a single proceeding; provided, however, that separate awards shall be made for each tract or parcel of land or property; and provided further, that each of said tracts or parcels of land or property lies wholly in or has a substantial part of its value lying wholly within the same county.

To continue reading

FREE SIGN UP