Project Summary: Polo 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 or extending 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. Project Number: Polo Rd. Widening

If you would like more information about this project, then visit the Richland County, SC website.

B.  Who will be condemning/taking the properties? Richland County, SC

C.  What are they taking? The County will be taking properties adjacent to Polo Road between Two Notch Rd. and Mallet Hill Rd.

D.  When will they be taking it? The County was scheduled to begin acquisitions in 2022. The month that acquisitions will begin has yet to be disclosed.

E.  Why are they taking the property? The goal of Richland County is to widen Polo Road for approximately 1.9 miles from Mallet Hill Rd. and Two Notch Rd. The overall purpose is to improve safety and operational efficiency of Polo Rd. The road will be widened to a three-lane highway with a turn-lane in the middle. Accommodations for bicycle traffic are being considered.

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.