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Zoning Hearing Board Decisions 2016
Status of Applications
The table below outlines the current status of applications either heard by or pending before the Upper Merion Township Zoning Hearing Board. The applications are submitted to the township by the owner of the property, equitable owner or tenant.
Applicant Proposed Development Status
 Joseph D'Arcangelo
1120 Pugh Rd, Zoned R1A Variance to construct garage and exceed building height. Application approved on February 17, 2016.
Fairmount Athletic Club
499 S. Henderson Rd, Zoned LI. Special Exception
to operate a child-day care center.
Application approved on March 16, 2016.
      Trinity Church        
966 Trinity Lane, Zoned R-1. Variance to encroach
into required  the side yard setback.
Application approved on March 16, 2016.
Kristine Boward
534 Keebler Road, Zoned R-2A. Variance to operate a professional office. Application denied on June 15, 2016.
John Whitney
417 Maiden Lane, Zoned R-2. Variance to locate shed and encroach setbacks. Application has been withdrawn.
  Dr. Lawrence Gallagher
275 W. Matsonford Road, Zoned R-1A. Variance to operate a veterinary practice. Application approved on June 15, 2016.
  Todd Rodeghiero
151 Upper Gulph Rd, Zoned R-1A. Variance to construct pool cabana and encroach side yard setback. Application approved on June 15, 2016.
George Pappas
1013 Croton Rd, Zoned R-1A. Variance to encroach into required rear yard setback.    Application denied on August 17, 2016.
 Linda Kashishian 
411 Jean Drive, Zoned R-3A. Variance to exceed the height requirement to erect a fence.    Application denied on July 20, 2016 
  Judge Group, Inc. 
151 South Warner Road, Zoned AR. variance to erect an additional roof sign    Application approved on August 3, 2016
Shirley Lauro 
712 School Line Dr., Zoned R-2. Variance to encroach setbacks and exceed building height  Application approved / denied on September 7, 2017 
Valley Forge Towers Apartments North
3000 Valley Forge Circle, Zoned HR Residential. Appeal / Variance to install light bands on the building.  Application has been withdrawn. 
Woodspring Suites 
651 Park Ave., Zoned KPMU.
Variance to reduce the number of required parking spaces and encroach into the required parking setback.
Application has been withdrawn. 
 Scott & Maria Larson 
1053 Whitegate Rd. Zoned R-1A
Variance to encroach setback and exceed impervious coverage. 
Application approved on October 19, 2016 
 Max Power Sports, LLC  
250 King Manor Drive, Zoned Heavy Industrial
Variance to allow an indoor recreational facility and reduce the number of parking spaces. 
Application approved on December 7, 2016 
Kiriakos Kourtidis 
399 E. Valley Forge Rd. Zoned R-2 Residential
Variance to allow a second kitchen for an in-law suite. 
Application approved on November 2, 2016 
Kenneth Manganiello 
187 Hughes Rd. Zoned R-1A Residential
Special Exception to allow child day care home 
Application has been continued. 
Jeffrey & Sabrina Andrews 
628 Forge Springs Way. Zoned R-2 Residential
Construct deck and encroach side yard setback  
Application approved on December 7, 2016. 
  Pete & Kristin Angstadt 
285 Meadowbrook Rd. Zoned R-2 Residential
Construct an attached garage-encroach rear yard setback. 
Application approved on December 7, 2016 
Debra Heschl
235 River Rd. Zoned R-3 Residential
S.E. to allow child day care home 
Application approved on December 7, 2016 
Delcollo Realty
243 South Henderson Rd. Zoned General Commercial. Variance to exceed the front yard setback and reduce the side yard buffer requirement.  Application has been scheduled for January 18, 2017  
Bassett Furniture 
611 West DeKalb Pike. Zoned Limited Commercial. Variance to erect additional signage on the building.  Application approved
on April 19, 2017. 
Allendale Corporation
 198 Allendale Road. Zoned General Commercial
Variance to erect a larger ground sign
Application has been withdrawn.
Firasat Bhatti
286 Foulkrod Blvd. Zoned R-2 Residential
Special Exception to operate an in-home daycare 
Application approved on February 15, 2017 
Tony Duca
 283 South Gulph. Zoned R-2 Residential
Variance to use the property as a professional office.
Application approved on January 18, 2017. 

Contact Us
If you have any questions or comments regarding the applications before the Zoning Hearing Board, please contact the Township's Chief Building Official, Mark Zadroga, at (610) 205-8511.