This case involved the condemnation from an 83 acre parcel zoned Industrial with by right use for data centers of approximately 21 acres in fee, along with 3.4 acres for stormwater management and drainage, required for the construction of a commuter parking lot built as part of the expansion of I-66. VDOT’s original offer was $4.7 million.
Blankingship & Keith Eminent Domain attorneys achieved a $10.1 million settlement for clients in a matter involving VDOT’s condemnation of approximately 24 acres, along with four acres for storm water management and drainage, for the construction of a commuter parking lot built as part of the expansion of Interstate 66
In a taking from the old MacDonald farm (really) the primary issue was the highest and best use of the property. Blankingship & Keith first succeeded in reducing the size of the taking. The key ruling at trial was Paul’s success in having the County’s Comprehensive Plan thrown out of evidence because it was based in part on the road to be constructed as part of the taking in the case.