Commonwealth Court Limits Zoning Hearing Boards on Short-Term Rentals by Thomas J. Grant, Esquire

The Commonwealth Court recently issued a ruling that emphasized the importance of statutory drafting when it comes to Zoning Ordinances. In Hoefling v. ZHB of Monroe Township, the Court held that because the Township’s Zoning Ordinance did not expressly prohibit short-term rental of the entire property, such rentals are permissible. (1437 C.D. 2017). The property…

Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty Present Webinar on Zoning Ethics as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use Series

On January 16, 2019, Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty of Siana Bellwoar, presented a webinar on Ethics and Zoning to more than 45 participants from across the Commonwealth as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use series. Participants received AICP maintenance credits for attending. The webinar series assists municipal elected…