115 relocations -
This project includes multiple mobile homes, apartments, strip centers, storage units, a convenience store, a gambling operation and multiple other businesses. Particular challenges on this project have been non-English speaking displacees, lack of affordable housing, and tenant-landlord conflicts.
5 relocations -
This project involved several residential owner-occupants. The challenge with this project was the arrival of Hurricane Harvey, after the offers had been made but before anyone had closed or vacated the subject properties. Many of the selected comparables were damaged or destroyed and supplements had to be re-calculated with very limited housing available. Also, additional agencies such as FEMA, the county and the city became involved after the hurricane.
42 relocations -
This project involves outdoor advertising signs, a cell tower, multiple businesses, and personal property relocations. Particularly challenging relocations include a brick masonry business, a large industrial semi-truck repair and sales shop, and a strip mall with non-English speaking tenants.
83 Relocations -
This project involved the voluntary acquisition of properties and relocations of tenants and owners along IH 35E From IH635 To President George Bush Turnpike. It proved particularly challenging because of the number of tenants in highly industrial areas along with the uncertainty of acquisition since this was a voluntary program. Relocated businesses included 3 print shops, a gas station, a transmission repair shop, a title company, a home builder, an automobile service station, 3 hotels, 2 restaurants, 2 churches, 2 computer repair shops, a car dealership, an interior design business and a security firm. In addition, rental supplements were prepared for 21 residential displacees, many of whom were classified as low-income, who were living in a non-DS&S hotel as their permanent residence.
This project involves the relocation of a convenience store, landlord, night club, antiques shop, snow-cone stand, and personal property. There are several late-occupants on this project, which requires constant contact with the displacees to ensure that the project deadlines are met.
7 Relocations -
One of the tenants is a severely handicapped man who required a replacement site that would be wheelchair accessible according to ADA standards.
3 Relocations - Primarily non-English speaking
Kristen Bennett, SR/WA, R/W-RAC, President of Blackbird Right of Way LLC
Michael Paramore, RWP, R/W-RAC
Right of Way Agent