Lawyers representing KRE present the details of KRE's zoning "Validity Challenge" ( before the #NewtownPA Planning Commission at its June 20, 2023, public meeting.

[Seated at left is Edward Murphy, Esq., Wisler Pearlstine; Tom Comitta, a City Planner is seated in the middle; and Joseph Blackburn, Esq., Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, is seated on right.]

Background: On May 15, 2023, Wisler Pearlstine, LLP, attorneys representing Kushner Real Estate (aka KRE Upper Macungie Associates, LP), submitted a “Substantive Validity Challenge with Curative Amendment” to #NewtownPA Township.

The developer seeks to amend the Joint Municipal Zoning Ordinance to allow a 245-unit multi-story apartment complex to be built on Lower Silver Lake Road, a few hundred feet south of the proposed Wawa. This type of development is not currently permitted in the OR (Office/Research) zone, where it is proposed. [LINK: “Developer Challenges #NewtownPA Zoning to Allow 245 Unit Apartment Building in OR District, But Sh*t May Happen”]