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Eminent domain court battle looms over Utica hospital project

The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is still negotiating with property owners in downtown Utica who have not yet sold their land for the nonprofit's new $480 million hospital. Officials with the project say taking those properties through the use of eminent domain is a last resort, but they are willing to if necessary. And some of the property owners trying to stop the project are counting on it.

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The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is still negotiating with property owners in downtown Utica who have not yet sold their land for the nonprofit's new $480 million hospital. Officials with the project say taking those properties through the use of eminent domain is a last resort, but they are willing to if necessary. And some of the property owners trying to stop the project are counting on it.

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