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UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP v. VALLEY FORGE ASSOCIATES (11/15/74)

decided: November 15, 1974.

UPPER MERION TOWNSHIP, APPELLANT,
v.
VALLEY FORGE ASSOCIATES, APPELLEE



Appeal from the Order of the Court of Common Pleas of Montgomery County in case of Valley Forge Associates v. Upper Merion Township, No. 73-05807.

COUNSEL

Gregory J. Dean, with him James E. Meneses, for appellant.

Daniel Quinlan, for appellee.

Judges Mencer, Rogers and Blatt, sitting as a panel of three. Opinion by Judge Rogers.

Author: Rogers

[ 16 Pa. Commw. Page 168]

The appellee, Valley Forge Associates, is the owner of an office building located in the "C-O" Commercial-Office Zoning District of Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County. The address of the property is 600 DeKalb Pike. Sections 1401.8 through 1401.8.4 of Article XIV of the township's zoning ordinance provide that only the following kinds, numbers and sizes of signs may be erected and maintained on a single lot in the "C-O" Commercial-Office District:

"1401.8.1

"A sign permitted in Section 1401.1. Section 1401.1 regulates signs in certain residential districts and, inter alia, allows for each property one identification sign not exceeding one square foot in area.

"1401.8.2

"One business sign, which must be a ground sign for identification of the name of the occupant of the building

[ 16 Pa. Commw. Page 169]

    containing no further advertising, not exceeding 15 feet in length nor ...


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