Foxconn and Eminent Domain: Using Blighted Property Designations to Redevelop Land

July 23, 2018

This article was originally posted by the State Bar of Wisconsin.

The Village of Mount Pleasant recently declared a large swath of land as “blighted” property, making way for the Foxconn development. In this article, attorney Sara Beachy explains blighted property law in the context of this project.

The 2,800-acre, four square-mile future home of Foxconn has now been designated as “blighted.” The blighted zone, also designated as a redevelopment area, includes thriving farms and at least one family’s newly-built dream home. How can this happen? Read more.