Valley Forge Golf Course 2010/2012

Hankin, et al v. Upper Merion Township, King of Prussia, PA


The beneficiary of a precedent setting inverse spot zoning case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, our client was seeking compensation for the market value of a property that had been illegally zoned for decades. Located adjacent to the largest regional mall in the United States, rather, than being limited to a recreational use, the Court ordered approval of a substantial mixed use development.

Scope of Services Provided

  • Evaluated the market feasibility and potential absorption of 1 million square feet of retail space in a lifestyle configuration, 3,000 residential units and 220,000 square feet of office space;
  • Analyzed the ability of the site and site infrastructure to support the proposed development plan within the context of its built environment;
  • Determined the highest and best use and market value of a fee simple interest in the subject property;
  • Analyzed the property characteristics relative to the other land parcels that were also located in the same zoning district to determine if the property was similarly situated.

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