Inglewood will use eminent domain to acquire land needed for Clippers’ arena. Inglewood plans to use eminent domain to secure 11 properties needed for the proposed Los Angeles Clippers basketball arena project, according to a staff report.
The properties along Century Boulevard near Prairie Avenue, just across the street from SoFi Stadium that is home to the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers, include two warehouses and a Church’s Chicken. The rest are vacant or only used for billboards, the report states. Once acquired, Inglewood will transfer the land to the arena’s private developers with a covenant requiring the land be preserved for public use indefinitely.
Inglewood’s City Council will hear public testimony from property owners at its meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, and then vote on whether to begin eminent domain proceedings. Inglewood had each property appraised and sent offers to the owners in late 2020, according to the report.
PUBLISHED: January 25, 2021 at 6:33 p.m. | UPDATED: January 25, 2021 at 6:44 p.m.