Man cannot access own land because of parkway progress - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Man cannot access own land because of parkway progress

Posted: Updated:
In 2003, the state bought part of the land to build an exit ramp to 385 in Piperton. In 2003, the state bought part of the land to build an exit ramp to 385 in Piperton.
Corky Green has been fighting a battle for two years. It is land he owns, but he cannot access it because of progress on a popular parkway in Fayette County. Corky Green has been fighting a battle for two years. It is land he owns, but he cannot access it because of progress on a popular parkway in Fayette County.
FAYETTE COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South man is fighting for access on his own land. He says no one is helping.

Corky Green has been fighting a battle for two years. It is land he owns, but he cannot access it because of progress on a popular parkway in Fayette County.

"We're still paying taxes on this place, just like we're using it," said Green.

In 2003, the state bought part of the land to build an exit ramp to 385 in Piperton.

"I've got a railroad on the back. I've got an exit ramp on two sides. I've got this ditch on the other side," said Green.

Part of the problem is Green and the owner of the adjoining land do not have the best relationship.

"I've got people that have talked to me about a million and a half dollars for this property and he wants to give me $40,000," he said.

Green has hired attorneys and contacted his congressman. The city of Piperton is asking him to clean up his property.

"They want this tore down. They want the place cleaned up. How can I do that with a helicopter?" he said.

Piperton's City Manager attorney Steven Steinback said the city supports Green gaining access to his property. The city's official position is that it is a private matter at this point between the two property owners.

Meanwhile Green wants the people of Piperton to know, he will clean up as soon as he can.

Green says he is losing money and spending money just to get onto his own property, and it could cost him more in the long run. He says every time the case was set to go before a judge it was reset.

Copyright 2013 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow