Generic Zoning Rules Block Public Input, Pa. High Court Hears

Law360, Philadelphia (September 10, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania property owner told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday that generic designations allowed in plans for housing and commercial development projects circumvented public input and prevented neighbors from knowing exactly what to expect once construction gets underway.

John Nilon Jr., an attorney with Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP representing appellant Newtown Square East LP, told the justices during oral arguments that generic designations employed in tentative plans for a mixed-use development in suburban Philadelphia did not comply with provisions of the the state’s...
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