Court of Appeals finds another “nearest feasible route”

by Gary Taylor Edward A. Green and Melvin J. Green, v. Wilderness Ridge, LLC (Iowa Court of Appeals, May 11, 2011) This case is a continuation of two previously reported cases, an Iowa Supreme Court case decided January 8, 2010,  which itself was an appeal of an Iowa Court of Appeals case decided May 29, 2009  (see … Continue reading Court of Appeals finds another “nearest feasible route”

“Nearest feasible route” requires reasonable consideration of costs to both landowners

by Gary Taylor Green v. Wilderness Ridge, L.L.C. (Iowa Supreme Court, January 8, 2010) The Iowa Supreme vacated an earlier Court of Appeals decision concerning the ability of the owner of a landlocked parcel to access that parcel over the land of another, using the “nearest feasible route to an existing public road.”  Readers can … Continue reading “Nearest feasible route” requires reasonable consideration of costs to both landowners

Court elaborates on showing needed to condemn access to landlocked parcel

by Gary Taylor   GREEN v. WILDERNESS RIDGE, L.L.C. (link to case here) (Iowa Court of Appeals, May 29, 2009)   Cost of acquisition not a consideration in determining “nearest feasible route” to condemn for access to landlocked parcel.   In July 2006 Wilderness Ridge purchased seventy-five acres in rural Dubuque County. The land was … Continue reading Court elaborates on showing needed to condemn access to landlocked parcel

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