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Zoning Hearing Board Decisions 2009
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
ZHB 2009-01
Saleem Hasan
690 Allendale Road. Construct new single family dwelling; requires variance to disturb slopes; Zoned R-2A Residential. Application approved on 4/15/09.
ZHB 2009-02
Irshad J. Mir 
591 Keebler Road. Special Exemption to operate child day care home; Zoned R-2 Residential. Application approved on 3/18/09.
ZHB 2009-03
Frederick & Karen Chesky
151 Lantern Lane. Construct an addition; variance to encroach side yard setback; Zoned R-1 Residential. Application approved on 3/18/09.
ZHB 2009-04
Stephen & Carissa Brady
227 Crest Way. Construct an addition; variance to encroach front yard setback; Zoned R-1 Residential. Application approved on 4/15/09.
ZHB 2009-05
King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Company
170 Allendale Road. Variance to erect a billboard on their property; Zoned C-1 Commercial. Application denied on 5/19/10.
ZHB 2009-06
Dan & Carol Hughes
256 Heather Road. Construct an addition; variance to encroach front yard setback; Zoned R-2 Residential. Application approved on 5/6/09.
ZHB 2009-07
211 S. Gulph Rd. Associates
211 S. Gulph Road. Variance to erect a sign on the side building elevation; Zoned LI Limited Industrial. Application approved on 6/17/09.
ZHB 2009-08
Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust
990 West Dekalb Pike; Zoned C-2 Commercial Variance to construct a bale & pallet enclosure which will encroach into the required rear yard setback. Application approved on 6/17/09.
ZHB 2009-09
Michele Hatcher
389 Springhouse Road; Zoned R-2 Residential Special Exception to operate a child day care home from the residence. Application approved on 5/20/09.
ZHB 2009-10
Ski Properties, LP
736 & 750 West Dekalb Pike; Zoned C-1 Commercial Variance to construct addition and encroach into the front & rear yard setbacks. Variance to reduce the required off-street parking spaces. Application approved on 7/15/09.
ZHB 2009-11
Thomas Quinn
276 Holstein Road; Zoned R-1 Residential An appeal of the Zoning Officer's determination regarding the number of unrelated individuals living in the dwelling and the construction of an illegal apartment on the property. Application denied on 7/15/09.
ZHB 2009-12
Brett B. Weinstein
484 Keebler Road; Zoned R-2 & R-2A Residential An appeal of the Zoning Officer's determination regarding the use of the property as a storage yard. Application has been withdrawn.
ZHB 2009-13
Regina & Fernando Canete
420 Anthony Road; Zoned R-2 Residential Special Exception to operate a child day care home from the residence. Application denied on 7/15/09.
ZHB 2009-14
Michael & Nicole Ruggieri
196 Holstein Rd; Zoned R-1 Residential Variance to exceed height requirement for a shed. Application denied on 8/5/09.
ZHB 2009-15
Shawn & Natasha Coyle
345 King of Prussia Rd; Zoned R-1 Residential Variance to construct a detached garage 25' high. Application approved on 8/5/09.
ZHB 2009-16
PA Turnpike Commission
Valley Forge Interchange; Zoned AG Agricultural Variance to construct communication / cell tower. Application approved on September 16, 2009.
ZHB 2009-17
Maura Bowe
317 Matsonford Rd; Zoned R-2 Residential S.E. to operate an in-home day care. Application approved on October 7, 2009.
ZHB 2009-18
Todd & Theresa Dudas
736 Ticonderoga Dr; Zoned R-2A Residential Variance to construct patio and encroach into the rear yard setback. Application approved on 8/5/09.
ZHB 2009-19
Andrew & Tina Branca
433 East Church Road, Zoned LI Limited Industrial Variance to construct a detached garage. Application denied on August 5, 2009.
ZHB 2009-20
John & Barbara Biegalski
581 Lindsey Road, Zoned R-1 Residential Special Exception to allow chickens on their property. Application has been withdrawn.
ZHB 2009-21
Brian & Mary Halak
1000 Winsome Court, Zoned R-1A Residential Variance to allow a second kitchen in their dwelling. Application denied September 16, 2009.
ZHB 2009-22
Competitive Edge Sports
320 South Henderson Road, Zoned HI Heavy Industrial Variance to allow indoor basketball / volleyball athletic facility. No zoning relief required.
ZHB 2009-23
YSC Real Estate
224 Countyline Road, Zoned AG Agricultural Variance to exceed building coverage in order to construct indoor soccer fields, exceed height for exterior light poles. Application approved on November 18, 2009.
ZHB 2009-24
Clearwire US LLC
1050 Trinity Lane, Zoned R-2 Residential Variance to increase the height of the existing telecommunications antenna. Application approved on November 18, 2009.
ZHB 2009-25
Katherine & David Dolga
1047 Old Valley Forge Road, Zoned AG Agricultural Variance to construct a detached garage. Application approved on October 21, 2009.
ZHB 2009-26
R. Scott Cochrane
141 Hughes Road, Zoned R-1A Residential Variance to install a second kitchen in the residence. Application denied on November 18, 2009.
ZHB 2009-27
LiQing Feng
400 Brandywine Lane (aka 394 W. Dekalb Pike), Zoned R-2 Residential. Special Exception / Variance to operate therapeutic massage practice. Application denied on January 20, 2010.
ZHB 2009-28
Raymond Schlechtweg
449 Powderhorn Road, Zoned R-2 Residential Variance to construct an addition that will encroach into the required side yard setback. Application has been withdrawn.
ZHB 2009-29
Francis Schultz
1100 Lafayette Road, Zoned R-1 Residential Variance to construct a new single family dwelling that will encroach into the required side yard setback. Application approved on December 16, 2009.
ZHB 2009-30
Yude Pan
235 Stocker Avenue, Zoned R-2 Residential Variance to construct an addition that will encroach into the required side yard setback. Application approved on November 18, 2009.
ZHB 2009-31
Sprint Telecommunication
126 Hughes Road, Zoned R-1A Residential Variance to erect telecommunications tower and related ground equipment. Application has been withdrawn.
ZHB 2009-32
John Moley
503 Coates Lane, Zoned R-3 Residential Variance to locate an accessory structure within the required front yard. Application denied on December 2, 2009.
ZHB 2009-33
Reproductive Medicine
625 Clark Avenue, Zoned Suburban Metropolitan S.E. Variance to operate ambulatory surgical facility. Application has been continued until 2010. Application will be re-advertised.
ZHB 2009-34
MPO Properties
250 Mall Boulevard, Zoned SC Shopping Center Variance to erect signs on the side building elevation. Application has been approved on February 17, 2010.
ZHB 2009-35
Carmen Caruso
1040 Longview Road, Zoned R-1 Residential Variance to place an accessory structure within the required front yard setback. Application has been approved on February 17, 2010.
ZHB 2009-36
George Kyvernitis
549 General Steuben Road, Zoned R-2A Residential Variance to construct an addition that will encroach into the required front yard setback. Application has been approved on February 17, 2010.
ZHB 2009-37
Philadelphia Group/ Joseph Elliott
287 South Gulph Road, Zoned R-2 Residential Variance to use existing single family dwelling as a professional office. Application has been approved on March 3, 2010.

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.