Variances

In re: Appeal of Janice Boyer, Pa. Commw. (2008)

Property owner was not entitled to a variance when she failed to establish that the property was subject to unnecessary hardship and arguably only proved that she was subject to hardship.

In re: Appeal of Janice Boyer, 960 A.2d 179 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2008).

Date of Decision: 10/22/08


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Vaughn v. ZHB of the Township of Shaler (2008)

Property owners were entitled to a variance by estoppel because they relied on representations of the zoning officer and spent substantial amounts of money in the construction of a wall.

Vaughn v. ZHB of the Township of Shaler, (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2008).

Date of Decision: 4/2/08


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In re Appeal of Newtown Racquetball Assocs. from Newtown Township Zoning Hearing Board, Pa. Commw. (1983)

An economic burden alone does not constitute an unnecessary or legal hardship as to warrant a variance. Pursuant to Section 502 of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, applications for land development must be sent to the county’s planning commission before a municipality can approve the application.

In re Appeal of Newtown Racquetball Assocs. from Newtown Twp. Zoning Hearing Bd., 464 A.2d 576 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 1983).

Date of Decision: 8/9/83


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