JERSEY CITY - A controversial redevelopment plan for Jersey City's McGinley Square East community was withdrawn from Wednesday night's City Council agenda, according to a staff member from Jerramiah T. Healy's administration.
The City Council had been set to consider a resolution that, if approved, would recognize McGinley Square East as an area in need of redevelopment and rehabilitation. The agenda also included the first reading of an ordinance adopting the McGinley Square East Redevelopment Plan, which was drafted by the Division of City Planning.
Both the resolution and the ordinance have, however, been removed from the agenda.
Residential and commercial property owners in the McGinley Square community feared that language in the ordinance and resolution could open the door to eminent domain in the future, and over the past month they have organized a citywide campaign against the use of eminent domain. - E. Assata Wright