A Remedy In a Result
Sometimes, the right result is not about the money; it’s about a remedy. Historic Hampton University is located at the foot of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel. So, its campus is threatened with eminent domain any time the Commonwealth of Virginia wants to make it bigger. Waldo & Lyle has long defended the university’s property rights, most recently in 2016. A bridge tunnel expansion threatened to kill the famous Emancipation Oak, where in 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation was read for the first time to enslaved African-Americans. Waldo & Lyle’s intervention resulted in the state going back to the drawing boards. It redrew its plans to make smarter use of its existing right of way, saving the Emancipation Oak. At right, Hampton University Vice President Bill Thomas describes why the university relies on Waldo & Lyle.