PREIT Loses Appeal to Build 503-Unit Apartment High Rise at Plymouth Meeting Mall
Real estate trust company PREIT has lost an appeal to build an apartment community on the property of Plymouth Meeting Mall. The Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas struck down the deal.
PREIT wanted to construct a 503-unit living community on the property, writes Kevin Tierney for More Than the Curve.
In 2021, this proposal was denied by Plymouth Township’s zoning hearing board. PREIT was looking for a special exception to build the dwellings.
The company’s attorney argued that the apartments are of the same character as assisted living communities or motels, which are allowed in that zoning district.
The court found that PREIT’s proposed use did not meet the criteria for the special exception.
According to court documents, the board found that the building would lead to traffic congestion, burden the sewer system, and endanger public safety due to its location.
Read more about the PREIT appeal loss in More Than the Curve.
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