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ARGUED: June 6, 2001

The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Philadelphia (RDA) appeals from the orders of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County (trial court) dated October 11 and October 13, 2000, which remanded to arbitration an appeal of a condemnation award by a Board of View. We reverse.

On April 22, 1998, RDA condemned the premises located at 1911 Carpenter Street, Philadelphia, and appraised its fair market value as of that date as $4,000. Gertrude Gilyard and Doris Jackson (Appellees) maintain that the property was declared part of an urban renewal project and had a fair market value of $40,000. Pursuant to the relevant provisions of the Eminent Domain Code (Code), *fn1 a Board of View inspected the property, held a hearing, and, by report dated November 8, 1999, awarded Appellees $4,000 plus delay damages and attorney fees. Asserting that the award was inadequate, Appellees filed an appeal from the Board of View’s award with the trial court and demanded a jury trial.

 
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