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Lansdale Able to Acquire Reporter Property for Wood-Vine Connector

Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, had filed a declaration of taking for the right-of-way owned by Goodson Holding Company and Journal Register Co. at Derstine Avenue and Wood Street in Lansdale. Goodson Holding Co. and JRC are in bankruptcy cou

The Wood-Vine Connector Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative Project is back on track, now that Lansdale Borough can obtain right-of-way from the property of The Reporter Newspaper.

Solicitor Mark Hosterman announced this month that the bankruptcy court has lifted an automatic stay in Goodson Holding Company's bankruptcy reorganization case.

"The borough is allowed to acquire the right-of-way necessary for the property," Hosterman said. "We are in the process of doing that right now."

Lansdale Council in October contracted Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC to provide legal services on behalf of the borough, in order to obtain relief from an automatic stay.

Lansdale Borough, through Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, filed a declaration of taking for the right-of-way owned by Goodson Holding Company and Journal Register Co. at Derstine Avenue and Wood Street in Lansdale. JRC and Goodson Holding Co. own The Reporter Newspaper.

Councilman Jack Hansen asked Hosterman if the borough could now break ground come spring.  

"We should have the acquistions completed within the next 60 to 90 days," Hosterman said on Dec. 19. "Where that leaves us, as far as construction goes, hopefully."

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