Section 22-48 Condemnation of private property.

    Private property may be taken for public use for the purpose of establishing, opening, widening, extending or altering any street, avenue, alley, wharf, creek, river, watercourse, market place, public park or public square, and for establishing market houses, and for any other necessary public purposes. The council shall have the power to condemn private property for public use, occupation or possession in the construction and repair of public, district, joint district and private sewers in the same manner as other property is condemned within the city for public uses. This power of eminent domain shall include the exercise of the power of excess condemnation as authorized by the constitution or by law, and the power to condemn private property, real or personal, or any easement or use therein for public use within or without the city.

(Code 1964, § 14.310)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 88.497.