BELL ATLANTIC MOBILE SYSTEMS, INC. v. ZONING HEARING BOARD OF THE TOWNSHIP OF O’HARA: THE COMMONWEALTH COURT PROTECTS RESIDENTIAL ZONING FROM CELLULAR TELEPHONE EXPANSION

In Bell Atlantic Mobile Systems, Inc. v. Zoning Hearing Board of the Township of O’Hara,1 the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania rejected a cellular telephone service provider’s attempts to erect and use cellular telephone antennas on water towers in residential areas.