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New Pennsylvania Permit Extension Act Extends Life of Permits to 2016
Posted on 26 Jul 2012 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

Ballard Spahr Legal Alert: Supreme Court Ruling May Lead to More Landowner Challenges of Land Use Regulations, Fees
Posted on 30 Jul 2013 by Ballard Spahr LLP

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... Read More

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court Invalidates Additional Provisions of Act 13
Posted on 19 Aug 2014 by Babst Calland

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.... Read More

Williams Mullen: Zoning Contingencies in Real Estate Contracts
Posted on 20 Jun 2012 by Williams Mullen

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... Read More

Vetstein Law Group: Massachusetts Smart Growth Zoning Reform Bill On The Fast Track To Passage?
Posted on 3 Jun 2013 by Vetstein Law Group, P.C.

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... Read More

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Decides Act 13 Zoning Case
Posted on 2 Jan 2014 by Babst Calland

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... Read More