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Pew Study Finds “Councilmanic Prerogative” As Strong As Ever In Philly

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Development on Nov 7, 2015.

It has long been the custom in Philadelphia that individual City Council members have the final say on land development and zoning issues within the bounds of the districts they represent. Even projects that are good for the City as a whole and supported by a majority of City Council members can be stopped by a single member of council when this unwritten rule is invoked.

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Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals Stays Water of the U.S. Rule Nationwide

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Development on Oct 29, 2015.

The United States’ Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, Ohio, has placed a nationwide stay on the Obama Administration’s Waters of the United States rule. The final rule went into effect in August of this year and was being put into effect before the appeals court stayed its implementation. According the Court, the stay was put in place to temporarily clear up the confusion being created by both the implementation of the law and the legal challenges to it.

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Possible Development and Construction Opportunities in Easton?

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in Construction Industry News on Nov 5, 2012.

Officials in Easton, Pennsylvania¬†recently put on a program for developers. It included a tour of the downtown area in order to showcase the city’s potential for growth and occupancy, particularly in the business district. The program was offered by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and was attended by close to 50 people.

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