Light rail and rapid transit appear to be the hot ticket in California. Most of our right-of-way acquisition and eminent domain work over the last few years has centered on such projects. One interesting dispute that regularly pops up between the land owner's appraiser and the public agency's appraiser is whether or not there are "project benefits". In analyzing the property's "before-condition" value, such benefits need to be excluded (whether positive or negative). (See Code Civ. Proc., sec. 1263.330.) But when assessing the property's "after-condition" value in the case ...
As we mentioned in our recent 2012 Eminent Domain Year in Review, we've seen a boom of infrastructure projects in California -- a trend we expect to continue into the near future. So what exactly are we talking about? Here's just a few examples:
- California Transportation Commission's $64 Million Allocation: According to a Caltrans press release, the California Transportation Commission (CTC) recently allocated $64 million to 43 projects that will reduce traffic congestion and repair highways, local streets, and bridges. You can find a list of the projects ...
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