NCDOT to Take Property from Dozens of Downtown Fayetteville Businesses and Landowners in $36 Million Rowan St. Bridge Project

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Law Office Responds by Offering No-Cost Public Seminar March 27th To Tell Property Owners About Their Options in Negotiating With State

“It’s a sad truth,” NC Eminent Domain Attorney Jason Campbell said, “but few people realize they can negotiate for a ‘second check.’ They think they have to accept the first offer, and that’s that.”

The contact will likely begin sometime soon, if it hasn’t already. Businesses, homeowners and other landowners across the Rowan Street area near the railroad overpass in Fayetteville will get letters in the mail. Bad news. They’ll say that the state of North Carolina - via the NCDOT - is buying their property. There’s no choice; it’s happening.

It’s called eminent domain. A more descriptive word: condemnation. Hearing that word can be intimidating. Many property owners feel powerless, unless they know their rights.

“The state essentially tells affected property owners: here we come – and off you go,” attorney Stan Abrams said. “In the name of progress. And many don’t know what to do.”

Abrams and attorney Jason Campbell know the system from the inside. They both spent years working in eminent domain for the state of North Carolina, but now work for the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm, representing property owners. Those property owners often need legal help soon after that letter comes in order to try to strengthen their position – to see if they can and should receive more money than what the state initially offers. The firm has brought its valuable experience to public forums around the state.

The Rowan Bridge Project seminar will be Thursday evening, March 27th, at 7 PM, at the Holiday Inn Fayetteville-Bordeaux. The address is 1707 Owen Drive in Fayetteville.

Construction on the new bridge and road widening is expected to get underway in December, 2015, but property acquisition begins long before. The Rowan Bridge project will affect at least 28 property owners and 44 parcels. Some of the businesses being impacted have been operating in Fayetteville for years, and may have to start over.

Property owners do have avenues to seek the fairest and best possible price. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm seminar will answer questions, tell property owners what to expect, give advice and insight on how to try to achieve favorable results, and go over specific project and property plans with individual owners, if needed.

“It’s a sad truth,” attorney Campbell said, “but few people realize they can negotiate for a ‘second check.’ They think they have to accept the first offer, and that’s that.”

Other areas covered in the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm seminar include:

  •     How the value of your property is calculated
  •     How to tell if the offer you receive is fair
  •     How to build a case with the NCDOT to try and receive a better offer

For more information about the meeting, call the law firm at 1-877-393-4990.


A division of the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, the NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is dedicated solely to representing property owners throughout North Carolina who may be impacted by eminent domain law. The NC Eminent Domain Law Firm is led by attorneys Stan Abrams and Jason Campbell, who previously worked as assistant attorneys general for the North Carolina Department of Justice in the Transportation Section, where they litigated condemnation cases for the NCDOT. They have more than 20 years of combined experience working exclusively on eminent domain cases. The Law Offices of James Scott Farrin has the legal resources of 32 attorneys and is based in Durham, North Carolina, with offices throughout the state to serve its clients.

Contact Information:
Stan Abrams
NC Eminent Domain Law Firm
517 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28304

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