Variances

Pohlig Builders, LLC v. Zoning Hearing Bd. (2011)

Variance from steep slope provisions is a hybrid variance (i.e., neither a use nor dimensional variance). Additionally, landowner's pre-purchase knowledge of the steep slope provisions in the ordinance did not make the hardship self-created.

Pohlig Builders, LLC v. Zoning Hearing Bd., 25 A.3d 1260 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2011).


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Schadt v. City of Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Bd. (2015)

The standards for a variance do not permit a single-family home to be converted into a professional office in a district in which such offices are not permitted where applicant has lived in the house for 40 years and cannot, therefore, show that the house cannot be used in conformity with the zoning ordinance.

Schadt v. City of Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Bd., 119 A.3d 439 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2015).


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