Total Taking by NCDOT
for Completion of I-485

Total Taking by NCDOT </b…

Initial Offer: $102,375

Compensation Obtained: $1,290,000

1,160% Increase

Brief Statement of Claim:

The Department of Transportation took approximately 3.656 acres for completion of the I-485 loop around Charlotte; deposit of $102,375; settlement of $1,290,000 ($1,187,625 or 1,160% increase).

Principal Damages:

A total taking of 3.656 acres of commercially zoned land being used for agricultural purposes owned in a family trust.  DOT sought to have the Court exclude the commercial zoning from consideration, but the Court denied the DOT's motion.

Trial or Settlement:

Settlement

County where Tried or Settled:

Mecklenburg County

Case Name and Number:

Department of Transportation v. CJ Garrison Trust and Mary T Garrison Trust, 12-CVS-2690

Date Concluded: 

Settlement reached August 19, 2013.

Attorneys for Defendants:

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

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