Metro Treatment of Pennsylvania, LP v. Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of Shenango and Township of Shenango.

This matter involved an application for special exceptions filed by Metro Treatment to operate a methadone clinic on New Butler Road in Shenango Township, as a medical treatment clinic. At a hearing on the application, public comment was received in opposition to the proposed use, focusing on the hours of operation and the increased vehicle traffic to be generated by the proposed use. The application was denied by the Shenango Township Zoning Hearing Board, and the clinic appealed this matter to the Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas, arguing the proposed methadone clinic was a use comparable to a medical clinic. The Lawrence County Court of Common Pleas ruled in favor of the Township and denied the appeal. the clinic then appealed this matter to the Commonwealth Court. The Township was again successful in the Commonwealth Court arguing that the proposed use was not similar to or comparable to a methadone clinic.

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