Nor did it help that the Fort Trumbull tract where the razed homes once stood never did get built on, despite a $78 million incentive package from the state of Connecticut. In 2008, after the nationwide real-estate bubble burst, the construction company, Boston-based Corcoran Jennison, that the NLDC had engaged to develop the site announced that it couldn’t obtain enough financing for the ambitious enterprise and pulled out.In other words, nothing was built. The land was taken, the homes torn down, $78 million was spent, and what does the city of New London have to show for it? A 90 acre field. The article says that 40 states have passed laws that do not allow municipalities to take property and give it to another private entity. That number is now down to 8 states that do not protect against Kelo seizures: Arkansas, Hawai, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island. The biggest thing that separates freedom from tyranny is property rights. If the government, wether it be one man or a group, can come and take what you have whenever they want, there is no freedom.