Pa. Supreme Court Will Hear Philly Senior Housing Appeal

Law360, Philadelphia (August 16, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed Thursday to consider whether a lower court misapplied applicable standards of law when it upended a Philadelphia zoning board ruling in September that granted a variance for a project aimed at converting a former Catholic school in the city into a senior housing complex.

The justices said they would reconsider a Commonwealth Court decision finding there was insufficient evidence to grant a zoning variance allowing development of the 63-unit senior citizen apartment building, despite the fact that the project had secured...
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