FDOT Road Widening: Auto Repair and Used Car Sales Lot (Clay County, FL)
In 2018, FDOT acquired both a permanent fee taking and also a temporary construction easement of a 6-year duration along the Blanding Boulevard frontage of a small, commercial property of some 17,340 sq. ft. in Middleburg, Florida. FDOT’s initial offer to both the landlord and tenant totaled only $9,615. After the filing of FDOT’s eminent domain lawsuit, Brigham Property Rights Law Firm negotiated a settlement for the landowner with a net award of $210,000 and a settlement for the tenant with a net award of $175,000.