Homeowners in the corridor for the U.S. 74 Bypass in Shelby will reap the victory in the N.C. Court of Appeals.

First, landowners in Shelby in the U.S. 74 Bypass have been kept in limbo by the filing of a Map Act Corridor Plan in the Cleveland County Register of Deeds. They can’t sell their property. They’re restricted from improving their property. All because of the NCDOT’s use of the Map Act.

A recent victory in the N.C. Court of Appeals, which was argued by eminent domain attorney Matthew Bryant of Hendrick Bryant Nerhood Sanders & Otis, says that the NCDOT has taken the land of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County property owners who were also affected by the Map Act. This victory will be applied statewide to Map Acts. The court ruled the NC Department of Transporation did take owners’ properties and has to pay just compensation. The law as applied means that the owners should be entitled to interest since the taking, costs, and fees.

If you or a friend and family are in the Shelby Bypass, the time is now to call our condemnation attorneys at 336-723-7200

Here’s an article from the Shelby Star, which interviewed Matthew Bryant, NC Condemnation Attorney, about the impact on the Shelby Bypass owners:


Image: The Star Scott Leatherman is one of 10 landowners from Cleveland County who has filed a lawsuit against the NCDOT. He and his wife own 57 acres off U.S. 74 eight miles west of Interstate 85.