I recently litigated a partial taking of a truck stop outside of Harrisburg, PA. The most significant impacts to the property were caused by the closure of one of the driveways.
The condemnor claimed that the taking did not cause any damages. We were able to prove that the taking caused significant damages to the functionality of the property. The Board of View award $1,250,000.
As with many cases, it was important in this case to present experts in addition to an appraiser to further support the appraiser’s opinions. A critical component of proving the impact was presenting industry experts including a nationally recognized truck stop expert and an engineer. They established the real impacts of the closure of the driveway.