How Will the Rowan Street Bridge Project Affect Me?
Road projects can have a big impact on your life - and your investments. A road running through your front yard will likely devalue your home. A road that takes half of your parking lot could significantly hurt your business.
Our NC eminent domain attorneys analyzed the Rowan Street Bridge project in Fayetteville and found that, unlike most bridge projects, this project includes taking a great deal of property and will significantly impact your community.
This project may:
1) Heavily affect some local businesses. Business owners could face:
a. Loss of business assets (like parking, storage facilities, etc.)
b. Divided property
c. Demolished buildings - some may be forced to relocate
2) Change land levels - The bridges in this plan are not "at grade," which means they will be built overtop of other roads and property.
Some properties may be "in the shadow" of the bridge, others may have to deal with slope changes that could affect how rainwater flows through their land.
If you're being affected, you should know that, in our experience, the government's offer can often be too low and may not take everything into account (such as some of the issues we found).