Lancaster County developer Peter Alecxih can still take the issue to the state Supreme Court.
The state Commonwealth Court has ruled against Lancaster County developer Peter Alecxih, Jr., ruling that York County does not owe him any more money over a parcel of land that the county took for a park.
had sought $66,000, which would have represented the interest on money that the county already paid him.
In a decision dated Dec. 3, the Commonwealth Court agreed with a lower court ruling from last year.
York County initially paid Alecxih
$2 million in estimated just compensation for the 79-acre parcel known as Highpoint in Lower Windsor Township to turn it into a park.
But the county later paid him an additional $5.5 million after three new appraisals valued the land at $7.5 million.
had argued he's
entitled to interest on the delayed compensation that the county waited to pay.
The county disagreed.
A county jury determined last year the value of Highpoint was $17.25 million.
The amount became $20.4 million when interest was included.
County Solicitor Mike Flannelly said the next step would be the state Supreme Court, should Alecxih decide to pursue it further.
, reached by phone, said he
hadn't been aware of the Commonwealth Court's decision.
didn't know what his
next move would be.
"I'll have to talk to my lawyers first and see what they're thinking," Alecxih