Apr 16, 2019

Marc D. Jonas, Esq. Obtains Townhouse Zoning in East Norriton

The East Norriton Township Board of Supervisors voted to approve two zoning ordinance amendments for the WNAP radio tower property on Old Arch Road paving the way for a residential development of 40 townhouses.

Better Living Homes, Inc., represented by Marc D. Jonas, Esquire with the assistance of Zachary A. Sivertsen, Esquire, petitioned the township to change the zoning of the land and to amend the zoning classification for townhouses. As part of their due diligence investigation, Mr. Jonas and Mr. Sivertsen noted a history of zoning changes in the Old Arch Road neighborhood consistent with the proposed townhouse zoning. The concept plan presented by Better Living Homes included a significant walkability component by including sidewalks on both sides of the new interior road, along the frontage of the property, as well as a potential crosswalk to the township park across the street.

Better Living Homes is a luxury custom builder serving the Greater Philadelphia area since 1992, offering a wide array of properties with developments in Doylestown, Blue Bell, and Lansdale.

Among his notable accomplishments, Mr. Jonas was named 2018 Lawyer of the Year for Litigation in Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia area and 2017 Lawyer of the Year for Land Use and Zoning Law in the Philadelphia area by Best Lawyers in America®. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Mr. Jonas is recognized as 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 repeatedly 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.

Mr. Sivertsen practices land use and zoning, real estate, litigation, construction, and municipal law at Eastburn and Gray. He has appeared on behalf of clients before zoning hearing boards, municipal governing bodies, courts of common pleas, and the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court in land development matters, applications for zoning variances, and zoning appeals.

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