Eminent Domain: ODOT "Opportunity Corridor Project" Progresses

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Through eminent domain, the State of Ohio has the right to take private property from property owners to be used for a public purpose, such as road construction.

On October 1, 2013, the Ohio Department of Transportation “ODOT” held a public open house meeting on the planned “Opportunity Corridor Project” in Cleveland, Ohio. The public has until 5:00 p.m. on October 31, 2013 to provide feedback to the agency.

The Opportunity Corridor Project is a major project planned for the area between I-490 and University Circle. ODOT hopes to begin construction on the first phase of the $331.3 million project (along East 105th Street from Quincy Avenue to just north of Chester Avenue) sometime late in 2014.

If you own property in the projected path of this highway construction project, you should contact the Ohio eminent domain lawyers at Clark, Perdue & List. While most proposed government land acquisitions cannot be stopped, the property owner does not have to accept the amount of money the state is willing to pay for your property. Our attorneys can help you obtain a fair market value for your property.