Oct 4, 2016 11:57 AM

Portsmouth Toyota's eminent domain $345,000 bid to receive public hearing


PORTSMOUTH — The City Council will hold a public hearing at its Oct. 17 meeting to appropriate $345,000 to pay for the eminent domain taking of James Boyle's Toyota of Portsmouth dealership.

READ: Council votes to take 4.6 acres of Portsmouth Toyota dealership by eminent domain

The council voted 6-2 to hold this public hearing, Seacoastonline reported.

The rear of Boyle's property includes a city sewer line running from the corner of Greenleaf Avenue to the Route 1 Bypass. Deputy City Attorney said the city needs the land due to the sewer line and for storm water management around the site.

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