La. R.S. § 33:4720.58 - Acquisition of real property in community improvement area

Cite as:La. R.S. § 33:4720.58
Currency:Current with changes through the 2018 Third Extraordinary Legislative Session

A. Subject to the requirements of R.S. 33:4720.57, and except as provided in R.S. 33:4720.56(4), the authority may acquire by purchase, lease, option, gift, grant, bequest, device, or by the exercise of the power of expropriation any real property, or interest therein, which it may deem necessary for or in connection with a community improvement plan or project under this Chapter.

B. The authority may exercise the power of expropriation in the manner provided in the Civil Code relative to the transfer of property and the laws supplementary or amendatory thereto, or it may exercise the power of expropriation in the manner provided by law for the exercise of the power of expropriation. Property already devoted to a public use may be purchased in a like manner, but no real property belonging to the United States, the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision of the state may be acquired without the consent of the political body owning such property.

C. In any proceeding to fix or assess compensation for damages for the purchase of property, or any interest therein, through the exercise of expropriation, evidence, or testimony bearing upon the following matters shall be admissible and shall be considered in fixing such compensation or damages, in addition to evidence or testimony otherwise admissible:

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