Apr 27, 2015

Marc D. Jonas, Esq. and Julie L. Von Spreckelsen, Esq. Represent Residents in Contentious Delaware County Land Use Battle

Marc D. Jonas, Esq. and Julie L. Von Spreckelsen, Esq., represent three residents in an appeal challenging the Concord Township Board of Supervisors approval of a subdivision and land development application along the Pennsylvania-Delaware state line.

The plan includes adding 160 homes on more than 230 acres in Beaver Valley. An excerpt from the 40-page appeal states, “The township approval capriciously disregarded regulations of its own ordinances in approving an application with 7 zoning ordinance violations, 31 subdivision and land development ordinance violations, 14 stormwater management ordinance violations, 4 waivers from the subdivision and land development requirements, and 43 separate deferrals of mandatory preliminary plan requirements.”

The project remains in jeopardy until there is a decision from the Court of Common Pleas.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Jonas has represented clients in zoning, other land use, and real estate matters. Mr. Jonas, co-chair of the Land Use and Zoning practice group at Eastburn and Gray, has been named a Leader in Real Estate/Land Use law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. His peers have recognized him as a Pennsylvania “Super Lawyer,” and he has been selected by U.S. News as a “Best Lawyer” in both Land Use and Zoning Law and Land Use and Zoning litigation for the Philadelphia Metropolitan area.

Ms. Von Spreckelsen has been representing clients in real estate law, including zoning, subdivision, land development and municipal-related issues for more than 15 years.

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