Most private property impacts are known during the final stages of a project's design and are negotiated with the owner before the project goes to construction. In addition to purchasing land for the project, there may be other impacts to your property as well. For example, lighting, fencing, signage, landscaping, or sprinkler systems may need to be relocated.
The City follows federal, state, and local laws for reimbursing and compensating owners of private property affected by a publicly funded project. The City's Housing Rehabilitation and Real Estate Division (lincoln.ne.gov, keyword: urban, or call 402.441.7864) has more information and can help you through this process. The City's Right-of-Way Acquisition and Your Property (56 K) pamphlet can provide additional information.