Pa. Justices Told Senior Housing Project Meets Zoning Regs

Law360, New York (March 11, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court improperly failed to defer to the Philadelphia zoning board's expertise when it shot down approvals for a plan to convert a shuttered Catholic school into a senior housing project, an attorney for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia told the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Karl Myers, an attorney with Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young LLP, told the justices that the Commonwealth Court had improperly conducted its own review of testimony and evidence when it axed a variance that would have allowed development of...
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