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Zoning Board listens to neighbors, denies variance for apartments

Zoning disputes frequently pit neighbors against a developer or against the city planning staff. In a recent decision involving an application for a variance to allow construction of apartments, the Philadelphia Zoning Board voted with the neighbors and against its own planning staff's recommendations.

Protecting property rights in Pennsylvania real estate disputes

For many Pennsylvania residents, their real estate is their most valuable assets. Not only do people pour their money into their property, this investment can also hold a high emotional value. When this investment is threatened in some way, people can feel like they have no choice but to fight to protect what is theirs.

Preservation dispute being fought on several fronts

A common aphorism in the real estate industry is that the most important factor is location, location, location. A real estate dispute in Roxborough may now add another: in historic preservation litigation, the most important factor may be timing, timing, timing.

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