NCDOT, Planning Board Propose Renaming Hampstead Bypass as N.C. 417

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On Wednesday, May 23, 2018; members of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO) board and the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) discussed a current proposal to label the Hampstead Bypass and Military Cutoff Road Extension as “N.C. 417” rather than the “U.S. 17 Bypass.” The highway number will avoid confusion in several…

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What is a Superstreet Design?

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With the rapid growth and building development going on in North Carolina, figuring out ways to alleviate road congestion has been a top priority for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). A design they are now using is called synchronized streets, often referred to as superstreets. With a superstreet, traffic from a side street…

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What If I have a Mortgage?

What if I have a mortgage on the property? Who gets the money? When the state of North Carolina takes part of all of your land in an eminent domain or land condemnation case, they must do three things. First, file a condemnation complaint with the clerk’s office. Second, file a memorandum of action with…

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If My Business is Negatively Impacted by the Government’s Eminent Domain Acquisitions Can I be Compensated?

Yes, and no. Eminent domain typically only deals with the taking of real property- which includes land, buildings, permanent structures and improvements, and the access thereto.  The law typically does not compensate businesses directly for lost profits, revenues or interruptions of operations.  There are exceptions to this, however, so an experienced eminent domain land condemnation…

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The Value of Your Property

How is the value of my land determined in a land condemnation case? The first question most people have when they find out their land is being taken is, “How much money will I be paid?” Well, in an eminent domain land condemnation case, the amount you receive for your land can be determined in…

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How Are Lawyers Paid?

When you hire a lawyer to represent you in an eminent domain land condemnation case, in most cases, it will be on a contingency fee basis, which means that your lawyer will get paid a percentage of what you receive once your case is settled. If you don’t recover anything, then the lawyer doesn’t get…

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Partial Taking vs. Complete Taking in an Eminent Domain Case

What is a partial taking versus a complete taking in a North Carolina Department of Transportation eminent domain case? When the State of North Carolina takes your land by eminent domain, or land condemnation for a public project, you will lose ownership of part or all of that land. In a partial taking, North Carolina…

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