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6 Shocking Stories of Strange Houses that Stand in Defiance

But there was more. Acker discovered that TriMet’s originally plan to turn the land into a transit hub wasn’t true. In fact, it was going to be turned into a dorm for the university, which would be run by a private company. Eminent domain requires that property can only be seized for public use, not private businesses.

Acker’s battle paid off. Several months later TriMet sent a Acker a “peace pipe letter” which essentiality stated “you leave us alone, we’ll leave you alone.” TriMet gave in and ended up building the residential hall around Acker’s Figo House. Continue reading on the next page…


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