DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is now meeting with potential clients who may be losing all or a portion of their property to eminent domain proceedings for the Stantonsburg Road/Tenth Street Connector Project in Pitt County.
The project, labeled #U-3315 by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, will directly connect Stantonsburg Road with Tenth Street, beginning at Memorial Drive and ending at Evans Street (State Road 1702). The project will incorporate existing roadway, but will also include new construction.
Officials intend for the project to provide an east-west connection across Greenville in order to provide direct access between downtown Greenville and the hospital, school campuses, and surrounding areas.
The project will include a separation of the CSX Railroad and Tenth Street so that drivers on that road won't have to be stopped by train traffic.
Total cost of the project is estimated at $46.4 million, with $19.6 million allocated for construction and the rest designated for right-of-way proceedings (acquiring the property needed for the project). Right-of-way agents have already begun contacting property owners, and construction is scheduled to begin in June 2014.
The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is now meeting with property owners in the affected areas to discuss a possible case to pursue additional compensation for seized property.
The DOT is required to offer property owners "just compensation" for their property, but there is no precise formula identifying what determines "just compensation." Real-estate valuation is an imprecise science, and what one "expert" deems the value of a property, another may think is insufficient.
"Don't take someone else's word for the value of your property. Property owners should work with experts who are working for their interests so they can try to get the highest value for their property," said Stan Abrams, the lead attorney at the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm.
A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners throughout North Carolina, who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is headed by attorney Stan Abrams. Mr. Abrams has five years' experience working as an Assistant Attorney General for the North Carolina Department of Justice Transportation Section, where he litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 31 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.
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