Youth Center Prevails in California

Youth Center Prevails in California

There was a huge win for a youth center in California last month.  A California judge has ruled in favor of the youth center in its fight against a San Diego suburb that wanted to take over the property.

The Community Youth Athletic Center, which runs a youth boxing gym, sued National City in 2007 after the city renewed its eminent-domain authority over a redevelopment zone that encompassed about 700 properties.

The gym’s attorneys argued that the city abused its eminent domain powers and didn’t allow enough time for opponents to object.

National City wanted to make way for a 24-story, mixed-use condominium project that has since been derailed.