Developer Can't Collect For Philly's Refusal To Pave Road

Law360, Philadelphia (July 30, 2015, 1:57 PM EDT) -- Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court on Thursday overturned a ruling that gave a Philadelphia developer the ability to seek compensation from the city after its refusal to pave a road that would provide access to a proposed housing development with 48 single-family units.

The en banc panel concluded that developer Parker Avenue LP was aware at the time of its purchase that the 8-acre tract in the city's Manayunk section lacked road access and that the trial court mistakenly concluded that the development of a residential subdivision was the best use of the property.

"Parker Avenue purchased the property knowing it was landlocked...

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