Partial Taking for HWY Expansion
Amount of original deposit made by the NCDOT: $61,725
Settlement Amount: $650,000
Name of Case: Turnpike Authority (DOT) v. Poplin
Date of Settlement: February, 2021.
Attorney for Defendants: Thomas (“Tommy”) L. Odom, Jr., The Odom Firm, PLLC, Charlotte
Description of the case, the evidence presented, the arguments made and/or other useful information:
The DOT took almost 6 acres of the 110 acre Poplin Family property for the Monroe Bypass. The taking damaged the two remaining remnants by landlocking 4 acres and leaving the remaining 100 acres damaged. Prior to and after the taking the highest and best use of the property was for residential development.
In the after condition, the remaining 100 acres not landlocked (1) would require an expensive buffer area to attempt to mitigate the damages to the residential use caused by the noise and proximity to the bypass and (2) lost approximately 11 lots because of the bypass, the landlocked 4 acres and the buffer area.