Land Taking for Airport
Brigham Moore lawyers represented a variety of owners with properties located on the east side of Miami International Airport. These were all taken for airport-related highways and for construction of the new Miami Intermodal Center and Rental Car Facility (MIC). Uses were varied among auto rental, hotels, retail, fast food restaurants and industrial properties. Examples include: FDOT vs. Interamerican Car Rental for which the initial offer was $2,849,300.00 and final compensation was $5,327,000.00, FDOT vs. Juan Valdes for which the initial offer was $242,370.00 and final compensation was $400,000.00 for a warehouse and office building which Mr. Valdes built himself and leased to tenants including a billboard tenant with the sign closest to the airport entrance, FDOT vs. Miami Subs for which the initial offer was $1,420,000.00 and final compensation was $2,350,000.00, FDOT vs. RVM for which the initial offer was $447,600.00 and final compensation was $725,000.00 for this luggage security wrapping company’s off-airport site, FDOT vs. Checkers for which the initial offer was $976,500.00 and final compensation was $1,500,000.00, and a total of three (3) cases for long-term second-generation owners, the Sloan family, for which the total initial offer was $2,663,500.00 and total final compensation was $3,930,764.00. Brigham Moore lawyers secured extensions of possession on terms favorable to the owners beyond transfer of title to the government for those operating their own businesses on the subject properties.