Reeves Family Real Estate, L.P. v. Bd of Supervisors of Schuylkill Twp.

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed the trial court’s approval of a Planned Residential Development (PRD). Applicants submitted their PRD application to the Township, seeking to develop the Subject Property as 94 dwelling units. The township’s Board of Supervisors (Board) denied the application. Applicants appealed to the trial court, which reversed. The Board appealed to the Commonwealth Court. The Court reversed and ruled that the trial court abused its discretion because the Board’s “denial of the PRD application was not premised on a mere inconsistency with a comprehensive plan or the fact of increased density, which would not be sufficient, but rather based on findings stated with particularity regarding exceptional circumstances that the PRD application would not be in the public interest.”

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