LAND ECONOMIC STUDIES IN THE STATE OF OHIO, THE NORTH-SOUTH FREEWAY IR-71 (FRANKLIN COUNTY)

THE STUDY INVOLVES 261 AGRICULTURAL, RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, VACANT, AND OTHER PROPERTIES ADJOINING 23 MILES OF THE NORTH-SOUTH FREEWAY (IR-71). THE MAJORITY OF PROPERTY OWNERS IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN AREAS ADJUSTED TO THE FREEWAY WITH VARYING DEGREES OF INCONVENIENCE. OWNERS NOT WISHING TO REMAIN ADJACENT TO THE FREEWAY FOUND, ON THE WHOLE, READY BUYERS FOR THEIR PROPERTIES. MANY PEOPLE IN THE AREA USE THE FREEWAY DAILY TO COMMUTE TO AND FROM WORK. PARCELS EXPERIENCING MOST ACTIVITY FROM FREEWAY CONSTRUCTION WERE AGRICULTURAL AND URBAN RESIDENTIAL PARCELS. ISOLATED TRACTS SOLD WENT PRIMARILY TO NONAGRICULTURAL USES. OWNERS OF LANDLOCKED TRACTS SOLD A LARGER PERCENTAGE OF THEIR HOLDINGS THAN THOSE WITH ISOLATED AREAS. ALL LANDLOCKED TRACTS SOLD WERE FOR AGRICULTURAL USE EXCEPT ONE. ONLY SMALLER TRACTS WERE ALLOWED TO REMAIN IDLE. LARGER TRACTS WERE SOLD OR ACCESS TO THEM OBTAINED. ANALYSIS OF LAND VALUES SHOWS THAT OWNERS WERE NOT DAMAGED BY THE FREEWAY. /BPR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Hpr, State-HPR-1(1), BPR-40
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio Department of Highways

    Columbus, OH  United States  43210

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201192
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 6 1994 12:00AM