Question on expanding the surburban compound.
To the south of my house is an easement or whatever for a road that never happened. It’s been maintained by me for 15 years and the previous owners for like 25. The neighbors have a fence up against it and there’s no indication it isn’t simply my yard. It’s kind of like a mini open football field with no trees. I assume it was put there for future planning, but a potential road hasn’t been possible since like the 70’s. There are warehouses to the east and the west side street dead ends up against more houses.
We’re making some plans and I’m thinking about my goal of building shop/man cave. That land would allow for more possibilities than say building onto the garage. The plat map lists it as a street, so think I need to start with the road commission.
Anyone know what type of bureaucratic noise I would be in for? Since it’s not on the map as land, I’m wondering if it needs to be zoned and I’ll have to actually buy to from the county? We’ve enjoyed full use of it tax free, so I’ve been content to just pretend it’s mine, but would like to know the path to building on it someday.
A drawing for your pleasure.