Zoning Hearing Board

Regular Meetings

  • 7 p.m.
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • Board of Commissioner’s Board Room
    1000 Ross Municipal Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15237


  • Tara Ann Howey, Chairwoman
    Term expires: December 31, 2024
  • Philip Little, Vice-Chairman
    Term expires: December 31, 2021
  • Ronald Zangaro, Secretary
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • James R. Atzert
    Term expires: December 31, 2022
  • Beth Schellhaus
    Term expires: December 31, 2020
  • Catherine A. Conley, Esq.- Solicitor
  • Dominic J. Rickert, Board Liaison

View most recent agendas and minutes here.

Member Details

The Zoning Hearing Board is a quasi-judicial board comprised of 5 members appointed by the Board of Commissioners, serving a 5 year term. ZHB decisions can be appealed to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas.


In accordance with the provisions and authority established through the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) the Zoning Hearing Board hears appeals from the decisions of the Zoning Administrator, requests for variance/relief from zoning ordinances, special exceptions in accordance with the zoning ordinance, and the validity of any provision of the zoning or land use requirements. All applications must be turned in 28 days prior to meeting date.

Application & Guideline

Zoning Map

View a zoning map (PDF) of Ross Township.

Zoning Ordinances

Find the Ross Township Zoning Ordinances.