Charles M. Suhr Presents on Land Use Laws at American Planning Association Workshop

HARRISBURG, PA, April 12, 2011 – Stevens & Lee Shareholder Charles M. Suhr outlined significant appellate land use decisions during The Central Section of the American Planning Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter continuing education workshop at Harrisburg Area Community College on April 7, 2011.

Before a crowd of professional planners, elected officials, planning commission members, municipal managers and zoning officers, Mr. Suhr discussed major appellate land use decisions from the last two years. These decisions have affected procedures, validity challenges, variances, conditional uses, special exceptions, condominiums, private roads, nonconformities and accessory uses, among others.

In addition, they spoke on recent court interpretations of Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law and Sunshine Act.

Mr. Suhr concentrates his practice in real estate with an emphasis on land development. He represents landowners and developers in obtaining municipal approvals for residential, commercial and industrial developments and appears before local planning commissions, governing bodies and zoning hearing boards throughout south central Pennsylvania.

Mr. Suhr received a J.D., cum laude, from Temple University School of Law, an M.S. in Mining Engineering from The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, and a B.S. from the Pennsylvania State University.