The focus of the acquisition process is determining the property’s value and current owners. The government attempts to acquire property through negotiation with landowners. If these negotiations fail, because they cannot agree upon a price or because the landowner will not sell at any price, then if the project meets the legal burden of "public use", the government may condemn the property.

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