Category: News

What Gas Stations and C-Stores Should Prepare for
in Advance of an Eminent Domain Taking

Road construction projects involving eminent domain are on the rise across Florida as the state endeavors to support its population growth. Gas stations and convenience stores are prone to partial and full property takings for road widening projects as these properties are commonly located along major roads and intersections. As a gas station/C-store owner in […]

July 26, 2023

Road Widening Project in Dade City Florida
to Affect Local Property Owners

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is nearly ready to begin construction of a major road widening project in Dade City, Florida on the US 98 Bypass. Construction will span 1.6 miles from 7th Street South to 7th Street North and will transform the current two lanes into a major four lane roadway. Road plans […]

June 9, 2023

Anthony Policastro Eminent Domain Interview

Tony was a featured guest on the Community News and Review Radio Show on Monday, September 9, 2019. CNR/LNR is a weekly radio broadcast that can be heard in the Ft. Lauderdale area on 1230AM from 6-7pm and nationally on iHeart Radio. He discussed topics relating to the field of Eminent Domain law. Listen to […]

September 9, 2019

Florida Petroleum & Marketers Association

Policastro Law Group will be returning this July as an exhibitor to the FLORIDA PETROLEUM & MARKETERS ASSOCIATION Sunshine Expo. It will take place July 23-25th, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center.

January 1, 2019

Recent & Notable Gas Station Cases

Tony represented a gas station and convenience store in Miami Dade County which was located on a busy corner of Krome Avenue. This property experienced severed fueling positions along the main entryway when the Florida Department of Transportation took 7,750 square feet to widen the road. Tony was able to recover $3.672 million for the […]

November 1, 2018

August 2018

Tony Policastro wrote an article titled “How Gas Station and Convenience Stores Should Prepare in Advance of an Eminent Domain Taking”. His article was featured in the Fall 2018 issue of the Petrogram. Check it out here.

August 15, 2018

March 2018

The Florida Department of Transportation has acquired all of the property for its I-95 at Atlantic Avenue interchange project in Delray Beach. Constitutionally required full compensation remains to be determined for some of our firm’s clients, with mediations scheduled in the upcoming months. This project is in a developed urban area, impacting commercial properties such […]

March 4, 2018

March 2018

The Florida Transportation Commission held a meeting on January 8, 2018 to review the Department of Transportation’s Tentative Work Program for 2018/19 to 2022/2023. The Department’s proposed budget for the next five years includes $2.5 billion for right of way acquisition throughout the state.

March 3, 2018

March 2018

Policastro Law Group’s extensive experience includes representing property owners and corporations, along with gas station and convenience store property and business owners throughout the State of Florida. Policastro Law Group is a proud member of the Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (FPMA) and will return as an exhibitor for the 2018 Sunshine Expo […]

March 2, 2018

March 2018

In the Tampa Bay region, the TBX project has evolved into a bigger project known as Tampa Bay Next. Tampa Bay Next is comprised of smaller projects which are designed to address interstate modernization, rapid transit, bicycle and pedestrian needs and create and improve mobility solutions to the Tampa Bay area. The planning and design […]

March 1, 2018