Pa. Justices Urged To OK Philly Archdiocese Housing Project

Law360, Philadelphia (October 1, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia urged the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday to overturn a decision vacating a variance it received to convert a shuttered Catholic school into a senior housing complex after arguing that a lower court failed to give proper deference to a finding by Philadelphia's zoning board.

The archdiocese argued that Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court failed to rely on findings of both the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas and the city's Zoning Board of Adjustment — both of which had found that hardships associated...
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