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PA Court Allows Approval Of Second Plan During Appeal Of First Plan Approval

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The Commonwealth Court of PA has ruled that while an appeal of approvals for a development is pending, a municipality has the power to approve another development plan submitted by the same developer for the same property. In James DeFilippo v. Cranberry Township Board of Supervisors, the developer proposed to construct an automobile sales and… Continue Reading

Philadelphia City Council Adopts New Zoning Code

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Philadelphia City Council voted to adopt a new zoning code Dec. 15, 2011. Mayor Nutter will sign the zoning code bill on Dec. 22, 2011. The new code will become effective in August 2012. Philadelphia’s current zoning code was adopted in 1962 and has been amended several times. It has become complex and cumbersome. The… Continue Reading