Property value impacts: a rebuttal
The new LBNL value report has been placed with many media outlets, as part of the follow-up public relations campaign to dismiss value impacts as a mere “concern”, while doing little to address the very real problem. I have received many requests for comment on the latest LBNL effort. A thoughtful review of the claims stated therein is warranted, and my preliminary remarks follow. First, the August 2013 LBNL report conclusions should not be relied on for any purpose other . . . Complete article »
James, Richard; Punch, Jerry; McCann, Michael; Schaffner, Milo; and Palmer, William
Application of Champaign Wind: Submitted Documents
For all case documents and public comments, go to: dis.puc.state.oh.us/CaseRecord.aspx?Caseno=12-0160&link=DIVA Download original documents: Richard James, acoustical engineer Jerry Punch, audiologist Michael McCann, real estate appraiser and consultant Milo Schaffner, farmer and trustee, Hoaglin Township William Palmer, engineer Exhibits B-K (Palmer) Exhibits L-Z (Palmer) Complete article »
Regarding Ben Hoen study on residential property values
I have received several inquiries regarding the “new” Ben Hoen study on residential property values. It appears to be just a regurgitated version of the December 2009 study. So it is the same “data” he relies upon, and nothing is new except some different spin. I have developed a few observations and rebuttal comments for consideration by anyone interested in wind turbine value impacts, and my opinions as to the reliability of the linked paper and underlying data are as . . . Complete article »
Zoning Evaluation and Property Value Impact Study
Zoning Evaluation & Property Value Impact Study of Proposed Wind Turbine Madaket Landfill Nantucket, Massachusetts Requested by Common Sense Nantucket Submitted to Town of Nantucket Zoning Board of Appeals Zoning Evaluation Conclusions The proposed Madaket Turbine use does not comply with the applicable Nantucket Bylaw for either a height variance (Zoning Board of Appeals) or a Major Site Application (Planning Board). The Madaket Landfill Turbine also meets the Bylaw criteria of a Prohibited Use. Basis of Opinions 1. The adverse . . . Complete article »
Wind Turbine Setbacks
On behalf of my clients and as a real estate valuation advisor to the elected officials of Adams County, I am hereby submitting my written testimony as a professional real estate appraiser. … 1. Residential property values are adversely and measurably impacted by close proximity of industrial-scale wind energy turbine projects to the residential properties, with value losses measured up to 2-miles from the nearest turbine(s), in some instances. 2. Impacts are most pronounced within “footprint” of such projects, and many . . . Complete article »
James, Richard; and McCann, Michael
Tazewell County Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing, May 1, 2008
The testimony of Rick James, noise control and acoustical consultant, begins on page 22, and that of Mike McCann, real estate appraiser, begins on page 105 of this transcript. Download original document: “Tazewell County Zoning Board of Appeals Hearing, May 1, 2008”). Complete article »
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