Temecula Battles Property Owner's Access Impairment Claim

Access impairment disputes must be the hot topic.  I just wrote about the Wardany access impairment case, and now another similar dispute is brewing in the City of Temecula.  This one may be a bit more interesting.

According to a North County Times article by Aaron Claverie, TEMECULA: City looks ready to fight eminent domain suit, Old Town property owners Charles and Sylvia Hargis have filed an inverse condemnation action against the City of Temecula due to the City's purportedly closing off access to the Hargis' coffee shop during construction of the City's $70 million government complex.  The Hargis' are seeking $10 million in damages as their coffee shop closed down and they lost the property to foreclosure.

The City contends that regardless of the construction, the coffee shop was going to fail.  The City apparently was unwilling to resolve the matter at mediation, and the Hargis' attorney believes the case is headed to trial.  Stay tuned....

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    Brad Kuhn, Chair of Nossaman's Eminent Domain & Valuation Group, guides property owners, developers, businesses, utilities, and public agencies through complex real estate development and infrastructure projects – ...

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