19-0042853 Urgent Need
Client is an established nonprofit organization in Philadelphia. Client’s mission is to connect the neighborhood with the land, community members, resources and opportunities. Client is the Neighborhood Advisory Committee and Registered Community Organization for its neighborhood. A developer requested a zoning variance for a proposed project of a multi-family housing unit in a single-family district, claiming the denial of the variance would create an “unnecessary hardship”. The Zoning Board of Adjustments (ZBA) directed the developer to continue negotiating with client. Client did not believe the developer adequately proved a viable hardship that justified the multi-family unit in the specified location. The developer did not negotiate with client beyond a perfunctory meeting. The ZBA granted the developer’s variance request. Client seeks assistance appealing the decision.