Planning & Zoning


Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in the TOWN HALL, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, March 23, 2004 F at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.

    1. 1733 Easton Ave.
    Appeal of Matthew and Vicki Kowaleski for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback to construct an addition. (Table A-1 and Article 1325.06, required setback-8’, proposed -1.6’)
    Record Lot – 150.45’ x 145.53’ R-S Residential District

    2. 1467 Monocacy St.
    Appeal of Raymond Buttillo for a dimensional variance from the front yard setback to construct a covered front porch attached to a lawful non-conforming structure (single family dwelling is 14’ from the front yard, required is 30’). (Table A-1, Articles 1318.11, 1323.04(a) and 1325.06, required setback-20’, proposed – 7’)
    Record Lot – 117.93 x 130’ R-S Residential District

    3. 857 Easton Rd.
    Appeal of Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon for a special exception to extend the existing non-conforming Church use to conduct a preschool program in the building. (Articles 1323.04(c) and 1325.07)
    Record Lot – 2.67 acres H-I Heavy Industrial District

    4. 424 Center St.
    Appeal of Unitarian Universalist Church for a dimensional variance from the front yard setback to install a free standing sign. (Articles 1320.08(13), 1320.07(k), 1325.06, and Table A-2; required setback-20’, proposed-10’)
    Record Lot – 100’ x 180’ R-T Residential District

    5. 1216 Pembroke Rd.
    Appeal of Steven J. Miga for a Special Exception to have a motor vehicle sales and service on the premises in a Commercial district. (Articles 1311.02(c) (1) and 1325.07)
    Record Lot – 168.58’ x 105’ C-G General Commercial District

    6. 2040 Avenue C
    Appeal of Briad lodging Group, Bethlehem LLC for a use variance to construct a hotel and lodge on the property. Also, a variance is required from the maximum building height requirement and number of stories. (Article 1325.06 and Table A-4, max. allowable height – 35’, proposed-43’; max. allowable stories-2.5, proposed-3)
    Record lot - +/- 3.88 acres P-I Planned Industrial District

    7. 1932 Easton Ave.
    Appeal of Domenic A. and Christopher J. Villani for dimensional variances to create a 2 lot subdivision, each lot would have a one family detached dwelling and the designated front yards will be Jennings St. Variances are needed for the following: the lot area per dwelling area for lot 2 - Article 1325.06 (Table A-1, required – 6500 sq. ft., proposed – 5541sq. ft.); the lot depth for both lots 1 and 2 (Table A-2 footnote 3, required – 100’, proposed – 93’); the lot width for lot 2 (Table A-2, required – 60’, proposed – 52.5’).
    Record Lot – 12073 sq. ft. R-G Residential District

    All persons interested or those desiring to protest against the allowance thereof may appear and be heard. Plans for above appeals are on file for public inspection in the Zoning Office, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

    John R. Lezoche