Stay in business long enough and chances are you will need to expand. How that expansion happens, however, is up to your community’s PA zoning laws.
Whether you live in a big city, a small borough or a sprawling rural township, your municipality has a set of regulations that determines how different areas can be used.
Some areas are for residential, some for commercial, for industrial, etc. The community gets divided into zones, hence the term “zoning.” Communities create zoning hearing boards to regulate what gets built or expanded inside the different zones.