In Southpointe Golf Club, Inc. v. Bd. of Supervisors of Cecil Twp., the golf club appealed the lower court’s denial of the club’s challenge to a local zoning ordinance. The Commonwealth Court reversed. The ordinance allowed consent from 100% of adjoining property owners – consent any owner may revoke at any time – to trigger … Read more
In Marshall v. East Bradford Twp. Bd. of Supervisors, the plaintiff landowners appealed the order of the trial court that denied their conditional use application for a bed and breakfast (B&B). The order affirmed the Board of Supervisors of East Bradford Township (“Supervisors”) that the proposal to use a barn for special events at the … Read more
For many years, Lamar Advantage GP Co. displayed an electronic advertisement on a billboard atop Mount Washington, which overlooks downtown Pittsburgh. In 2016, Lamar hung a vinyl sign over the electronic advertisement and the underlying structure. Believing that this action “enlarged” or “replaced” the sign, the City of Pittsburgh cited Lamar for breaching a provision … Read more
In 41 E. Palisade Ave Real Estate v. City of Englewood, the 3rd Circuit assessed the providence of the District Court’s order granting a preliminary injunction in favor of the developer of an assisted-living facility. The developer sought to build its facility in an area of town zoned for single-family homes, though the zoning code … Read more
In Edison Bd. of Educ. v. Zoning Bd. of the Twp. of Edison, the Appellate Division ruled that the Board of Education did not have standing to challenge the Zoning Board’s approval of a development application.
In this action, after a developer received final approval to build to residential towers on the Hudson River, the city of Hoboken passed two ordinances. The developer claimed that it should not be subject to the ordinances, as they were zoning regulations and Section 52(a) of the Municipal Land Use Law mandated that no new … Read more