Zoning Hearing Board




This five (5) member board is appointed by the recommendation of the Mayor with the approval of Council, for a term of five (5) years.  *Residency requirement.  The Zoning Hearing Board is created by the Municipalities Planning Code and Title I Article III Sections 301 through 3091.

The Zoning Hearing Board is responsible for hearing and deciding requests for variances and/or special exceptions where it is alleged that the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance inflict unnecessary hardship unique to the applicant.  In granting any variance or special exception, the Board may attach such reasonable conditions as it may deem necessary to implement the purposes of the Zoning Ordinance.

Enabling Legislation

Per Article VI of the Pennsylvania Municipalities Plan (Act 247), as amended by Act 93 of 1972.


  • Rebecca Brown, Codes & Inspections Director
  • Solicitor, William Stokan, Esq.


Held the second Wednesday of each month at 1:15 PM, City Hall 4th Floor Conference Room, 1301 12th Street, Altoona PA 16601.


 Zoning Hearing Board Members

  • Ted Beam
    1207 Adams Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Resolution: 0123-20
    Term End: January 2026
  • Mariska Eash
    2802 W Albert Drive
    Altoona PA 16602
    Resolution: 0040-22
    Term End: January 2023
  • Cory Gehret
    3508 Oneida Avenue
    Altoona PA 16602
    Resolution: 0026-22
    Term End: January 2027
  • Matthew Gindlesperger
    1208 21st Avenue
    Altoona PA 16601
    Residence Phone: 814-327-8010
    Resolution: 12/5/18
    Term End: January 2024
  • Horace McAnuff
    902 N. 3rd Street
    Altoona PA 16601
    Office Phone: 814-949-2343
    Residence Phone: 814-941-1713
    Resolution: 0017-21
    Term End: January 2026