Partial Taking by City of Charlotte
for Utility Improvements

Partial Taking by City of…

Initial Offer: $37,775

Compensation Obtained: $78,343

107% Increase

Brief Statement of Claim: 

The City of Charlotte took approximately .09 acres for stormwater drainage and utility improvements and a 3.5 year temporary construction easement across the side and rear of a single-family residential property in Cotswold which caused the removal of  trees and shrubs.

Initial offer/deposit:


Settlement amount:

$78,343.00 ($40,568.00 or 107% increase)

Case Name: 

City of Charlotte v. Catron

Date Concluded: 

January 2017

Attorneys for Landowners: 

David W. Murray


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