Project Summary: Airport Connector Rd.
Thank you for your interest in Chad Brown Law. If you are viewing this content, then it is likely that you are facing the possibility that some, if not all, of your property will be taken from you by a condemning authority. A “condemning” authority (or “condemnor”) is any entity that has the right to take your property for a public purpose. (Such as widening a road)
The Eminent Domain Attorneys at Chad Brown Law are here for you, and, as a token of that support, we have prepared the following information to hopefully help you better understand what the project is all about and why the condemnor has targeted your property.
A. Name of Project: Airport Connector Road
If you would like more information about this project, then simply go to the Airport Connector Road website specifically allocated for this project. (https://www.airportconnectorroad.com)
B. Who will be condemning/taking the properties? Charleston County, SC.
A “condemning” authority is the entity that has the right to take your land from you to accomplish a public purpose such as creating a new freeway in this instance.
C. What are they taking? The County will be taking properties immediately SW of I-526 and SE of Firestone Ln. The Southern boundaries will be marked by State Rd. S-10-62 and Lawyers Ln. This will consist of approximately 35 properties which are primarily small businesses.
D. When will they be taking it? The acquisitions for these takings are supposed to begin in the second quarter of 2023. During this time, the final construction plans will be finalized. Please note, however, that the county generally does retain the right to change these plans when necessary.
E. Why are they taking the property? The county’s general goal with this taking is to ease traffic to the Charleston International Airport. This new road will be a five-lane highway that will alleviate traffic caused by commuter traffic, airport-destined traffic, and general development traffic associated with North Charleston Coliseum/Performing Arts Center, Centre Pointe, and Launch Charleston. Also, this highway is being designed to accommodate future economy development.
F. How can they take it? The county can take your property through the exercise of eminent domain. However, the county is supposed to compensate you for the property that they take from you. The typical measure for compensation is normally the “fair market value” of the property being taken. This can be measured in various ways according to law and should be discussed with your attorney.