Ambler officers halt plan to take enterprise proprietor’s property by means of eminent area

A enterprise proprietor in Ambler is celebrating after the borough backed off from attempting to take his enterprise property by means of eminent area.

Pasquall Riccardi was already struggling after his auto restore store on South Major Road burned down on Feb. 3. After the fireplace, the 80-year-old proprietor was near being pressured to promote the property to the borough.

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The native authorities needed his property to broaden a car parking zone on the close by SEPTA rail station. Officers had been going to take the property by means of eminent area, forcing him to promote it to the Borough. 

Borough leaders introduced the plan to reverse course at a council assembly on Tuesday.

“I thank them for not taking my property,” Riccardi stated. “That’s all I can say. Amen.” 

His daughter Cindi additionally spoke with FOX 29 saying what occurs to the enterprise is her dad’s alternative. “He has to resolve. He would possibly wish to rebuild,” she stated. “He would possibly wish to promote. He doesn’t know. Proper now we’re simply reveling within the reality now we will make the choice of what we wish to do with it.” 

Riccardi stated he’s now targeted on attempting to get a demolition crew to intestine the constructing so he can begin rebuilding or put it up on the market. 

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