Total Taking by City of Monroe
for Expansion of Monroe Airport

Total Taking by City of M…

Initial Offer: $201,300

Compensation Obtained: $290,000

44% Increase

Brief Statement of Claim:

The City of Monroe took road frontage for widening of road adjacent to airport.  The City also needed to acquire the whole property in order to allow for a future runway expansion project at Monroe Regional Airport.  Offer of $201,300.00; settlement of $290,000.00 ($88,700.00 or 44% increase).

Principal Damages:

Total acquisition of family's 2 acres of property with one stick-built home and two manufactured homes.

Trial or Settlement:


County where Tried or Settled:


Case Name and Number:

City of Monroe v. Love, 09-CVS-595

Date Concluded: 

Settlement Agreement dated October 1, 2009.

Attorneys for Defendants:

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


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