Development projects like this benefit the community. However, there is an individual cost when private property is needed for this type of economic development. We represent a C-Store business owner that will lose his entire property and the business he has operated for more than 30 years. Florida law doesn’t allow for business damages when the entire property is acquired. This means, after 30 plus years, this taking will leave our client without any business income or compensation for the loss of his business. Effectively, he will be unemployed. There is no amount of money that we can recover from the case that will make up for this loss to him and his family. This is why the law considers the eminent domain process the harshest remedy under the law. We will fight as hard as we can to protect his private property interests, but situations like this make you wonder why his private property rights should be considered less important than that of the developer and County. This is why we push so hard in all of our eminent domain cases because our only remedy typically is to get our clients the most money possible.