Total Taking by NCDOT
for Expansion of LYNX Light Rail

Total Taking by NCDOT </b…

Initial Offer: $586,000

Compensation Obtained: $986,000

68% Increase

Brief Statement of Claim:

DOT took 6196 square feet of land and 18,000 square foot building for train station in uptown Charlotte; deposit of $586,000; settled at mediation for $986,000 ($400,000 or 68% increase).

Principal Damages:

Total taking of landowner's 6196 square feet of land and 18,000 square foot building as an art gallery, performing arts venue, and artist studios.

Trial or Settlement:

Settled at mediation.

County where Tried or Settled:

Mecklenburg

Case Name and Number:

DOT vs. Hart, et al, 03-CVS-2005

Date Concluded:

August, 2004

Attorneys for Defendants:

Thomas L. Odom, Jr. and T. LaFontine Odom, Sr., The Odom Firm, PLLC of Charlotte.

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