RIGHT-OF-WAY PROBLEMS ON URBAN EXPRESSWAYS

ACTIVITIES ARE REPORTED FOR LAND ACQUISITION OF AN URBAN EXPRESSWAY IN MILWAUKEE COUNTY. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SUITABLE APPRAISAL REVIEW METHOD WAS FOUND TO BE ESSENTIAL. THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD APPRAISAL WORK AS A TOOL FOR THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AGENT CANNOT BE OVER EMPHASIZED. GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS ARE A GREAT HELP IN NEGOTIATIONS. IT WAS FOUND THAT AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT IN GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS IS TO PROVIDE PLENTY OF TIME FOR NEGOTIATIONS. THE PAYMENT OF FAIR PRICES FOR PROPERTY HAS A WHOLESOME EFFECT ON THE PUBLIC. AN ORDINANCE WAS ENACTED TO REGULATE ADVERTISING DEVICES IN AREAS ABUTTING EXPRESSWAYS. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDINANCE ARE DISCUSSED. THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY EXPRESSWAY LAW PERMITS BUYING IN ADVANCE OF NEED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY PURPOSES. APPLICATION OF THIS AUTHORITY REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING STEPS: (1) PROVIDE NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS THAT THEIR LANDS ARE IN THE PROPOSED RIGHT-OF-WAY, (2) PROVIDE A METHOD OF DELAYING THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO LAND REQUIRED FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY, AND (3) SET UP FUNDS TO ACQUIRE LANDS. ALTERNATIVES TO IMMEDIATE PURCHASE DISCUSSED ARE: (1) APPROVE THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING PERMITS FOR LOW COST STRUCTURES ONLY, AND (2) POSTPONE PURCHASE FOR A PERIOD DURING WHICH OWNER USES LAND WITHOUT ERECTING IMPROVEMENTS. THESE POINTS ARE DISCUSSED AND REFERENCES MADE TO THE USE OF CONDEMNATION.

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  • Accession Number: 00200845
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 4 1994 12:00AM