Chapter 22 PUBLIC WORKS AND IMPROVEMENTS*
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
(Code 1964, § 14.310)
State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 88.497.