Upon the passage of said ordinance the Director of Law shall make application to a court of competent jurisdiction or a judge thereof in vacation, which application shall describe the land or other property to be a appropriated, the interest or estate therein to be taken, the object for which the land is desired, and the name of the owner of each lot or parcel thereof, and all the subsequent proceedings with regard thereto shall be in the manner provided by general law for the appropriation of property by municipal corporations in this State.