Tree Removal Efforts Connected to Riverfront Development Project Impact Local Residents

September 15th, 2016

The North Carolina Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain attorneys at Henson Fuerst have been closely monitoring the progress of the River Arts District Transportation Improvement Project (RADTIP) and its effect on local residents. Recently, construction activity on the River Arts Development project has kicked into high gear, and many local residents are feeling the impact.

In August, crews from the City of Asheville began tree clearing efforts around areas of Riverside Drive that will be impacted by RADTIP construction. Tree clearing efforts are expected to continue through the fall. According to the City of Asheville’s RADTIP Project Updates page, the tree clearing is being done in preparation for relocation of underground gas lines and other utilities before construction starts in earnest next spring.

A recent article in Mountain Xpress found that local residents are shocked at the number, and the size, of the trees that are being removed in conjunction with this project. In addition, environmental activists are concerned that removing trees that are hundreds of years old from the river bank could lead to significant problems with erosion in the future.

Officials from the City of Asheville say that they are taking every precaution to ensure this tree removal project is conducted safely and responsibly, but nonetheless, it is clear that many local residents are concerned.

To read more about the local impact of early RADTIP construction, click here.

Many local business, home and property owners in the River Arts District are facing Land Condemnation connected to RADTIP.

If your land, home, or business is affected by proposed Riverfront Arts district development, or any other major construction project, call Henson Fuerst at 919-781-1107 or fill out a free consultation form online.

At Henson Fuerst, our experienced North Carolina Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain attorneys will speak with you for FREE and answer any questions you may have about your situation. Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain cases are complex, but at Henson Fuerst our attorneys have extensive experience defending the rights of our clients and securing the full and fair compensation they deserve for their property.

Call today to find out how Henson Fuerst can help.

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