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Zoning Hearing Board Decisions 2011
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 2011-01 
Sunoco   
     
1308 S. Gulph Rd., Zoned R-1A Residential, Use variance to convert service bays into a convenience store.    Application approved on September 21, 2011.
    ZHB 2011-02    
Broadview Networks
1018 W. Ninth Avenue, Zoned SM Suburban Metropolitan. Variance to erect wall sign on rear building elevation.  Application approved on May 18, 2011. 
ZHB 2011-03
Sandra Vernick
770 Hilltop Circle, Zoned R-1A Residential. Variance to construct detached garage that will exceed the allowable building height.      Application approved on April 20, 2011. 
 ZHB 2011-04
Upper Merion Township
275 Balligomingo Road, Zoned R-2 Residential. Variance to disturb steep slopes in order to construct a residential parking area.      Application approved on April 20, 2011. 
 ZHB 2011-05
Barbara DiCianno
506 Dartmouth Drive, Zoned R-2 Residential. Variance to construct addition that will encroach into the side-yard setback.  Application approved on May 18, 2011. 
ZHB 2011-06
Li Qing Feng 
400 Brandywine Lane, Zoned R-2 Residential. Variance to operate her therapeutic massage business from her residence.  Application denied on May 18, 2011.
 
 ZHB 2011-07
Ahmed Gorfti
283 S. Gulph Rd., Zoned R-1 Residential. Variance to construct an addition in the floodplain.  Application approved on June 1, 2011.
ZHB 2011-08
James E. Schofield
1071 Radnor Rd., Zoned R-1A Residential.  Special Exception to allow chickens. Application approved on June 1, 2011.
ZHB 2011-09
Avalon Carpet & Tile
316 S. Henderson Rd., Zoned C-1 Commercial.  Variance to erect a sign on the rear building elevation.  Application denied on July 15, 2011.
ZHB 2011-10
King Shooters Supply
346 E. Church Rd., Zoned HI-Heavy Industrial.  Variance to allow retail sale of firearms.   Application approved on June 15, 2011.
 ZHB 2011-11
WaWa/Chick-Fil-A
145 W. DeKalb Pike, Zoned C-1 Commercial.  Variance to allow gasoline sales/reduced parking.  Application approved on July 15, 2011.
ZHB 2011-12
Andrew & Marcia McNally 
 728 Caley Rd., Zoned R2-A Residential.  Variance to construct an addition and encroach side-yard setback.  Application approved on July 15, 2011.
ZHB 2011-13
Ruppert Landscaping, Inc.
111 E. Church Rd., Zoned LI Limited Industrial.  Special Exception to construct open carport. Application approved on June 15, 2011.
ZHB 2011-14
Joe's Crab Shack
240 Mall Boulevard, Zoned SC-Shopping Center. Variance to erect signage on all building elevations. Application approved on August 3, 2011.
ZHB 2011-15
Karosserie
378 Crooked Lane, Zoned SM1-Suburban Metropolitan.  Variance to construct billboard on the property.  Application approved on November 16, 2011.
ZHB 2011-16
Edward Cicutti
 911 Stewart St., Zoned R-3 Residential.  Variance to use the residential property as an office/storage. Application denied on August 17, 2011.
 ZHB 2011-17
Blue Star Henderson Enterprises
125 W. DeKalb Pike, Zoned C1-Commercial.  Variance to construct billboard/ground sign on the property. Application approved on August 3, 2011.
ZHB 2011-18
Francis Torrente 
 508 Tulip Lane, Zoned R2-Residential.  Variance
to construct a carport thirty-two feet in length.
Application approved on
September 21, 2011.  
ZBH - 2011-19
Yuwen Li
 321 W. Beidler Rd., Zoned UR-Residential.
Variance to construct carport and an addition that will encroach into the required side-yard setback.
Application approved on September 21, 2011.
ZHB 2011-20
Temple Brith Achim 
481 S. Gulph Rd., Zoned R1-Residential.  Variance to erect a second ground sign on the property.  Application approved on September 21, 2011. 
 ZHB 2011-21
Philip and Anya Siu
221 Tyler Rd., Zoned R2-Residential.  Variance to allow an in-law suite in the single family dwelling.  Application approved on October 26, 2011. 
ZHB 2011-22
Robert and Andrea Needham
476 Orchard Rd., Zoned R2-Residential.  Variance to construct a patio that will encroach into the required side-yard setback. Application approved on on October 26,2011. 
 ZHB 2011-23
Matt Outdoor
170 Allendale Rd., Zoned C1-Commercial.  Variance to erect billboard on the property.  Application approved on November 16, 2011. 
ZHB 2011-24
Penelope Helenski 
Parcel # 58-001894901-9 (Block 57, Unit 56). Zoned R3-Residential.  Variance to use the property as a storage yard.  Application withdrawn. 
ZHB 2011-25
Howard Hoffman
336 Overlook Lane, Zoned R2-Residential.  Variance to allow an apartment in the single family dwelling.  Application denied on November 2, 2011.     
ZHB 2011-26
James Burdumy
338 Ross Rd., Zoned R2-Residential.  
Special Exception to allow personal training studio in the single family dwelling. 
Application approved on November 2, 2011. 
ZHB 2011-27
Porcelanosa, USA
202 and Long Rd., Zoned CO-Commercial Office.
Variance to construct retail showroom.  
 Application approved on December 21, 2011.
ZHB 2011-28
Michael Kossey
 292 Holstein Rd., Zoned R1-Residential.
Variance to locate shed within the required setback.
Application approved on December 21, 2011. 
ZHB-2011-29
Valley Forge Colonial LP. 
1160 First Ave., Zoned AR1-Administrative and Research.  Variance to allow changeable and roof signs.  Application approved on January 18, 2012. 
ZHB 2011-30
Continental Square Associates, LP    
1000 Continental Drive, Zoned SM-1.  Variance to erect signs on the rear and side building elevations.      Application partially approved on February 1, 2012. 
ZHB 2011-31
Charles Ross Smith
489 Woodhill Rd., Zoned R1-A.  Special exception to construct an attached garage.  Application approved on February 15, 2012. 

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.