Maryland Announces Plans to Take Private Property for Purple Line

The Maryland Transit Administration has recently begun informing property owners and businesses along the route of the proposed Purple Line that they might have to make plans to move.  That is because the state will begin purchasing property along the proposed route as soon as September 2013.  For those property owners who will not agree to sell — at the state’s proposed price — the state can condemn the property and take it via the power of eminent domain.  Maryland officials have estimated the costs of such property purchases at $200 million.

If you are concerned that your property might be subject to state condemnation to make way for the Purple Line, please contact us so we can review the state’s plans with you.