This project is located along Grant Avenue from one of the city’s major economic hubs at Sunshine Street in the south to a proposed Center City loop around Springfield’s historic downtown and the IDEA Commons at Park Central West to the north. The Parkway will start Downtown and end at Sunshine Street, including bike and pedestrian friendly facilities, various traffic-calming improvements, utility upgrades, fiber connectivity and additional crossing and intersection improvements. The City of Springfield may need to acquire easements, right of way or other property in order to complete this project.
What Are My Rights?
Many property owners do not realize they have a right to compensation for temporary or permanent easements or other encroachments placed on their properties. If even a portion of their property is used by the City for its project, owners are entitled under the Constitution to receive just compensation.
Just compensation includes not only the value of the property lost to road improvement projects, but also damage done to the remaining property. Property owners should consult an attorney before signing any documents effecting their property. Attorneys at Denlow & Henry provide an initial consultation at no charge to a property owner.