Monday, December 11, 2006

Building next to an active rail line

From: "JD Maher",

I need help.  I'm helping a friend research regarding building next to a rail line.  He owns a commercial building with an acre behind, which buts up to an active rail line.  He would like to use and build on his property.  Where can I find information regarding his rights as a property owner next to an active rail line.

—John Maher


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

Suggest that he start by having his real estate attorney review the title report for the property that he obtained from his title insurance company, with particular attention to what easements may exist.

12/12/2006 10:28 AM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Rob Krantz"

I do not know where this person's property is located, but no matter where it is, either within the sphere of influence of a City or County, the property owners should go to either the City's or County's Planning Department. The owner can determine from Planning the development rights associated with the property for that property's zoning and general plan designation, and what the setback requirements are from the rear and sides of the property. An active railroad abutting his property should not have much if any influence on his ability to build on his property. The City or County make those determinations through its Planning process for the zoning associated with the property. Hope this helps.

12/12/2006 10:30 AM  

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