Lamb McErlane PC Attorney Max O’Keefe Obtains Zoning Relief for the Relocation of Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center

Lamb McErlane PC attorney Max O’Keefe was instrumental in assisting with the relocation of the Chester County Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC) headquarters from West Chester to Coatesville.

Max obtained variance relief from the Coatesville Zoning Hearing Board, as well as conditional use relief from the Coatesville City Council on behalf of the OIC to facilitate the relocation. OIC was awarded a HUD grant to purchase the former location of the Coatesville Senior Center this past year and plans to renovate the space to accommodate all of their programs including GED, English as a Second Language, Certified Nurse Aid Training, and re-entry training for justice-involved young adults.

There was a ribbon cutting ceremony on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 21, 2019 to formally celebrate the opening of the new headquarters to the public.

The OIC is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and the OIC’s mission is to open opportunities for individuals to prepare for sustainable employment and financial independence through education, training and support services.

Max serves as a member of the Board of the OIC. At Lamb McErlane Max is a senior associate in the litigation and municipal practice groups. He handles a wide variety of municipal, land use, property tax, administrative and environmental law matters, and advises townships, boroughs, school districts and municipal authorities, as well as corporations and individuals.