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

Tag: intervention

Board of Supervisors Can Appeal Reversal of Conditional Use Denial to Commonwealth Court

This case required the Commonwealth Court to determine whether the Charlestown Township Board of Supervisors (the Board) had standing to appeal a trial court’s order that reversed the Board’s decision to deny a conditional use application.  In holding that the Board did have standing to appeal, the court relied on important differences between boards of supervisors and zoning hearing boards.

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Repeal of Community Bill of Rights Ordinance Rendered Third Party Intervention to Defend Moot

In this case out of Elk County, the Third Circuit was presented with an appeal from the District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, challenging the District Court’s decision to deny an effort by third parties to intervene in defense of an ordinance that had already been repealed by the local municipality.  In affirming the District Court’s order, the Court found the matter was made moot by the repeal of the ordinance, and no abuse of discretion had occurred in denying intervention.

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