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

Category: Land Use and Zoning (Page 1 of 9)

In Re: Appeal of Penneco Envtl. Sols., LLC from the decision of the Zoning Hearing Bd. of the Borough of Plum, No. 931 C.D. 2018 (Pa. Commw. Ct., March 8, 2019).

In this appeal from Allegheny County, the Commonwealth Court reaffirmed the principal that under Pennsylvania law, municipalities may not require a party to obtain permits from outside agencies before granting zoning relief. The Court held that in such a scenario, the appropriate procedure is to condition approval of the zoning relief upon the applicant receiving such permits, as opposed to denying the application outright.

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The Faithful Laurentians v. City of Phila., Zoning Bd. of Adjustment, No. 1440 C.D. 2017 (Pa. Commw., February 12, 2019). UNREPORTED OPINION. Memorandum Opinion.

In this appeal, the Commonwealth Court found that an informal citizens group who failed to appear before the City of Philadelphia’s Zoning Board of Adjustment lacked standing to appeal the Board’s decision because the group was not an “aggrieved person” with representational standing.

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