by the Zoning and Land Use Group
Pennsylvania has enacted an important amendment to the Permit Extension Act that will extend the life of certain zoning and land-use permits and approvals to July 2016.
Embedded in a finance bill (S.B. 1263, Act...
By the Ballard Spahr LLP Zoning and Land Use Team
The U.S. Supreme Court recently issued a ruling in a long-running land use case holding that “extortionate demands” by the local government entity constituted illegal interference with...
Last month, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued an opinion, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], invalidating additional sections of Act 13 of 2012, Pennsylvania’s comprehensive overhaul of the former Oil and Gas Act....
BY: T. PRESTON LLOYD, JR.
In the wake of the recession, the marketplace is still in the process of clearing properties that were zoned with an expectation of a development that never came. As the economic environment for real estate transactions improves...
By Richard D. Vetstein, ESQ
58 Legislators Pushing Comprehensive Zoning Reform Bill - "Inclusionary Zoning" Provision May Expand Controversial 40B Law
With "Smart Growth" advocates strongly behind them, a cadre of Beacon Hill...
By Lawrence H. Baumiller
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that several critical provisions of Act 13, the General Assembly’s 2012 comprehensive update to the former Oil and Gas Act, are unconstitutional. In addition to invalidating...