Eminent Domain Lawyers Hosting Workshop for Landowners Affected by Highway 270 Road Widening
As Seen in Hot Springs Village Voice
Garland County property owners who may be affected by U.S. Highway 270 road widening can learn about the eminent domain process at a public informational meeting hosted by the Krause & Kinsman law firm. The one-hour seminar on landowner rights will be 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 at Candlewood Suites, 3404 Central Ave., Hot Springs.
“We invite property owners and the community to attend this free workshop to learn how private property may be impacted by the [Arkansas Department of Transportation’s] Highway 270 road widening project,” said Krause & Kinsman attorney Adam Krause.
Krause will facilitate the meeting and provide property owners with an overview of the eminent domain process in Arkansas and will address any questions or concerns expressed by attendees.
Some topics that will be covered:
- Can I prevent the taking of my property?
- Do I have to accept the condemning authority’s offer for my land?
- Should I assume the offer for my property is fair?
- How will the value of my property be calculated?
- Should I obtain my own appraisal?
- How will the taking impact my business?
- Will condemnation affect my mortgage or property taxes?
“When facing possible condemnation, it is important for property and business owners to understand the eminent domain process and how to protect their rights,” said Krause.
Krause said ARDoT has a team of engineers, appraisers, right-of-way agents and lawyers working to ensure the project is completed.
“Property owners in the area are concerned that they may potentially lose part or all of their property as a result of this project,” said Krause. “To best protect their interests, property and business owners in the footprint of a public project should understand how their property may be impacted and what they can do to prepare.”
The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department plans to widen approximately 3 miles of U.S. Highway 270 to four lanes, from Highway 227 to the Ouachita River in Garland County. The first phase of this project proposes to widen approximately 1.5 miles of Highway 270 to five lanes with bike lanes, extending from Fleetwood Drive to Highway 227. As a last resort, ARDoT could acquire land using eminent domain.
For more information about the workshop or to register, call 844-212-3371