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Ray Tanner is a good one to have in place for things like this...I have every confidence a good solution will be worked out!!
"I wouldn't trade the dirt under his (Roche's) fingernails for anyone else's soul"~ Coach Frank McGuire
No, the unversity was very difficult when the original cockabooses were done. The original plan was for the cockabooses to be an actual working line, where fan's would use them to travel to away games, that obviously didn't workout. This was part of the track that was left over that they did not build on.
How about 3 Cock-a-booses? Those would fix and look very out of place.
Did the university not want the cockabooses? If not, why?
Later, when the university got hold of the Farmers' Market property, did they approach Mrs. Robinson about buying her parcel? What happened?
These are the answers I wish we could find some answers to personally.
I picture that area (Corporate Tent Zone) to be a great place for ESPN Gameday and CBS College Football and things like that, until this broad won't sell. Any lawyers, is eminent domain not an option?
Another thing that grinds my gears. I noticed this before last season and have been keeping an eye on it, IT WAS NEVER USED FOR ANY TAILGATING LAST YEAR
Somebody messed up and she took advantage of that mistake.
100% likely hood Carolina though it was buying ALL of the FM.
Question for a Lawyer, Shouldn't the title search firm be responsible for getting this land from her?
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I hope she builds a bar there or sells it to Cookout.
Most lawyers have an in house title abstractor or someone who is independent. And no, the title abstractor's sole job is to report the title, not to do anything. That would be the attorney's obligation. From what little I have gathered from looking at this, the woman owns the property fair and square. Nothing can really be done about it. As for condemning the property, the state, or city or whichever government agency would have to have a somewhat valid reason. And there is none here. There is no outdated building, it's just grass. I'm not sure why the state has not bullied her at this point, regardless of her age or disposition. Anyone with half a brain can see that she paid $2,500 back in 2003 for the property, and it has not gone up in value much since then. The difficulty is this, she doesn't have to sell and it sounds like she tried to spit in the University's face and we stood up to her. At this point I think the best course of action to get her to sell would be some sort of campaign by Gamecock fans to pressure this woman into selling.
Edit: as to the imminent domain, the state could probably take this from her. The only problem would be that a jury trial could award her a large sum of cash. I would say that the university has probably looked into this and decided getting this property is just not cost effective.
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Elliott "Small" Fry
Road by just now to get some lunch. City of Columbia dug up the grass and is now filling the hole they dug. Looked like a waste water situation they were either connecting or repairing.
Does anyone (cockengr) know if they are going to repave the asphault area around the shed in the back. And, did they refit the restrooms in that building?
I don't know the plan but as of yesterday it looked like a work in progress.
Unpaved, uneven, etc. They were keeping a lot of the heavy machinery in there.
How did somebody mess up? University has known who owns that little strip of property for years. How do they "get the land" from her if she doesn't want to sell it? Makes no sense.
Also, the sidewalk that was just finished next to bluff rd already has markings like it is about to be dug up again. Smh
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I don't think they can destroy the sidewalk. That would be a county thing.
She purchase the property in April 2009, just over 3 years ago. I think Carolina has been in the process of buying the land for longer than that. I would bet we signed a contract to buy it before 4-2009.
The mistake was not buying it ALL.
For those of you who are worried about her building something in the space, you can forget that. There is a 10' set back on structures, and since the area is only 20' wide, there's no way to build anything. The fence set back is almost nothing, so USC doesn't have to worry about her using any of their property.
As for as her using the property, if there is not already a driveway permit for the property (and because it for formerly a RR, I doubt there is) then the curb and sidewalk probably has already been poured and a driveway permit will have to be applied for. This can actually be denied by the state.
Obviously, we need to get used to looking at it, because it ain't going away.
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