Docket No. 6,716.

28 Mich. App. 76 (1970)

183 N.W.2d 887


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided November 27, 1970.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Frank J. Kelley, Attorney General, Robert A. Derengoski, Solicitor General, Louis J. Caruso, Assistant Attorney General, and Thomas J. O'Toole, Special Assistant Attorney General, for plaintiff.

Russell & Ward (by James D. Lovewell), for defendants.

Before: HOLBROOK, P.J., and BRONSON and MUNRO, JJ.


This appeal arises from the condemnation of property for highway US-31 in Saugatuck and Laketown Townships, Allegan County, Michigan. The defendants, prior to the taking, owned approximately 86 acres of property near Saugatuck, Michigan, which they had purchased in 1961 for recreational development purposes. Early in 1962 the state highway department first approached the defendants about purchasing a portion of the property and after unsuccessful discussion...

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