Contained within the taking from this property were the gas station’s canopy, two of the site’s four fuel dispenser pumps and the site’s drainfield. The location of the taking in relation to the property’s two remaining fuel dispenser pumps caused an additional two fueling positions to be rendered unusable, resulting in a loss of six of the site’s eight fueling positions. The taking also caused severe site compression, restricting on-site circulation for customer vehicles and fuel delivery trucks.
These impacts resulted in the property being unsuitable for continued use as a gas station/convenience store after the taking. Therefore, the cost of demolition of the remaining improvements and preparation of the site for redevelopment was also included as a component of the owner’s claim.