WARRANTS, CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR ACQUIRING LAND AND INTERESTS IN LAND FOR SCENIC AND OTHER HIGHWAY ENVIRONMENTAL PURPOSES

SCENIC INTEREST ACQUISITION IS JUSTIFIED BY HIGHWAY PURPOSES AS RELATED TO USER BENEFITS. THESE USER BENEFITS CONSTITUTE WARRANTS FOR ACQUISITION AND MAY BE CATEGORIZED WITHIN THE COMPLETE HIGHWAY CONCEPT OF SAFETY, UTILITY, BEAUTY, AND ECONOMY WITH THE ADDITION OF PROPRIETY. TO ACHIEVE FULL UTILIZATION OF BENEFIT FROM HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION, HIGHWAYS MUST BE LOCATED AND DESIGNED AS AN INTEGRAL ELEMENT OF THEIR ENVIRONMENT WITH RECOGNITION AND CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO ELEMENTS WITHIN THE CORRIDOR THAT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THE HIGHWAY. APPLICATIONS ARE THE ACTION PHASE OF A SCENIC STRIP PROGRAM. THIS ACTION MAY BE CLASSIFIED AS PRESERVATION, RESTORATION, ENHANCEMENT, DEVELOPMENT, AND DEVELOPMENT CONTROL. INSOFAR AS THE INTERESTS TO BE OBTAINED IN THE CORRIDOR LANDS ARE CONCERNED, RESTORATION AND ENHANCEMENT APPLICATIONS MAY BE GROUPED TOGETHER AS IMPROVEMENT. THE INHERENT CHARACTERISTICS AND RELATIONSHIPS OF THE SCENIC STRIP PARCELS RATHER THAN EXPEDIENT ADMINISTRATIVE CONSIDERATIONS MUST PROVIDE AND BE THE DOMINANT IMPETUS FOR ACQUISITION IN ORDER FOR A SCENIC STRIP ACQUISITION PROGRAM TO ENJOY ANY DEGREE OF SUCCESS. FULL AND EXPLICIT UNDERSTANDING WITH THE OWNERS OF LANDS AFFECTED BY ACQUISITIONS MUST BE ACHIEVED TO OBTAIN MAXIMUM BENEFITS AT MINIMUM COSTS. PARCEL BOUNDARIES ARE ESTABLISHED AT THE NEAREST LOGICAL PHYSICAL OR LEGAL BOUNDARY WHERE THE WARRANT IS DIMINISHED TO THE POINT IT IS OVERCOME BY ECONOMICS OR SIMPLY CEASES TO EXIST. MANY STATES MUST HAVE ADDITIONAL ENABLING LEGISLATION TO ACHIEVE EFFECTIVELY AND COMPLETELY OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY IN ENVIRONMENTAL HIGHWAY DESIGN. /AUTHOR/

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-35
  • Monograph Title: Roadside Development
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  • Accession Number: 00204679
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  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 20 1994 12:00AM