Pennsylvania Real Estate, Land Use, Zoning, and Municipal Lawyers

This blog features case law related to real estate, land use, zoning, and municipal law in Pennsylvania

Month: October 2018

Salahub v. N. Cornwall Twp. ZHB, 1322 CD 2017 (Pa. Cmwlth. Oct. 11, 2018) (UNREPORTED).

The owner of an existing 18-hole golf course appealed the denial by the zoning officer of his request to add a bowling alley to the property as an accessory use, or alternatively requested a variance. 

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Selvaggio v. Palmer Twp. ZHB 1867 CD 2017 (Pa. Cmwlth. Oct. 11, 2018) (UNREPORTED).

In this case a property owner sought a variance to allow more retail space on the ground floor of his building than 1,500 square feet permitted by the zoning ordinance. 

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Pa. Dept. of Envtl. Prot. v. Trainer Custom Chemical, LLC, No. 17-2607 (3d Cir. Oct. 5, 2018).

In this case the Third Circuit ruled that a property owner may be liable for the costs of an environmental cleanup that took place on the property before the current property owner acquired it.

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