Burlington, IA – The city of Burlington decided, in late 2006, that it wanted to develop the property known as "The Manor" for commercial/retail use. The 28.5 acre plot contained a series of WWII-era housing units.
The city started purchasing the buildings through negotiations and eminent domain. It also helped occupants find new homes around Burlington.
The city started tearing down the buildings in late 2007. The idea was to sell the property to a commercial developer out of Minnesota.