Pa. Appeals Court OKs Allentown Hotel, Arena, Complex

Law360, Philadelphia (October 30, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Wednesday affirmed a decision axing a set of objections raised to a planned 5-acre arena, hotel and office development proposal currently being pursued in Allentown after agreeing there was little evidence the project ran afoul of local planning rules.

In a split decision, a three-judge panel rejected arguments that a proposal to build a professional sports arena, an office building, a hotel and parking facilities on a 5.34-acre parcel in the city’s downtown was hastily approved by Allentown’s planning commission without...
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