Partial Taking by NCDOT
for Completion of I-485

Partial Taking by NCDOT <…

Initial Offer: $369,650

Compensation Obtained: $1,050,000

184% Increase

Brief Statement of Claim:

The Department of Transportation took approximately 8.002 acres and additional easements for completion of roadway improvements related to the completion of the I-485 loop around Charlotte; deposit of $369,650; settlement of $1,050,000 ($680,350 or 184% increase).

Principal Damages:

A partial taking of 8.002 acres of 70.565 acres of residentially zoned land being used for agricultural purposes (from 4 separate parcels in 2 consolidated cases) and taking for various utility, drainage and construction easements totaling approximately 3 acres. The property owners previously sold a large portion of the land for the location of I-485 to the DOT but additional area was needed by the DOT.

Trial or Settlement:

Settlement

County where Tried or Settled:

Mecklenburg County

Case Name and Number:

Department of Transportation v. Doris Maxwell, et al., 11-CVS-21069; 21918

Date Concluded: 

Settlement reached December 4, 2013.

Attorneys for Defendants:

Thomas L. Odom, Jr. and David W. Murray, The Odom Firm, PLLC of Charlotte.

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