The City of Toledo recognizes that the EPA will require to expand its water plant. For the time being, the City will offer normal "willing-buyer, willing-seller" options to owners.
The difficulty with this process is that now that owners are under a Notice of a future eminent domain action, there will be no "willing buyers" in the market. Hopefully, the City will move forward to an eminent domain proceeding on those properties because it knows it is the only potential buyer. This is not fair to the owners.