Planning & Zoning


Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in the TOWN HALL, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, May 5,2004 at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


    1. 450 Washington Ave.
    Appeal of St. Anne’s Catholic Church for a special exception to construct a gymnasium addition to a private school, (Article 1306.02(c) (1) refers to 1304.02(c) (1), and 1325.07). Applicant also request variances (Article 1325.06 from the max. building coverage, (Table A-1, max. allowable – 35%, proposed – 38%); and relief from the front yard setback, required – 25’, proposed – 20’ for the gym, and 18’9” for a utility room).
    Record Lot 3.28 acres R-G Residential District

    2. 425 Center Street
    Appeal of Barbara and Steven Diamond for a variance (Article 1325.06) from the traffic site visibility across the corner to install a fence. (Article 1318.06(a); required – 25’ site triangle, proposed – 0’)
    Record Lot 101.9’ x 176.4’ R-T Residential District

    3. 413-415 W. Eighth St.
    Appeal TPG 8th Street LLC for three variances (Article 1326.06) to construct single family semi-detached dwellings on existing abutting lots (Twin homes). Variance 1 requires relief from the rear yard setback. (Table A-2 requires 20’, proposed – 1’ to the closest rear property line). Variance 2 requires relief from the traffic site visibility across corners for the S.W. corner of the property (driveway), (Article 1318.06(b), required 8’, proposed – 2’). Variance 3 requires relief from Article 1319.02(g), which states required off-street parking spaces shall be on the same lot with the principal use served. (One of the 413 W. 8th St. off-street parking spaces is over the lot line).

    4. N.E corner of Easton Ave. & East Blvd. (2525 Easton Ave.)
    Appeal of Ervin and Patricia Schummer for a variance (Article 1325.06) from the total development area required to subdivide the existing commercial (C-S) property into two parcels (Table A-4, required – 2 acres per lot, proposed – 1.56 acres per lot); a variance from the minimum lot width requirement (Table A-4, required – 300’, proposed – Parcel A – 252.1’, Parcel B – 239.5’). Relief is also requested from the front yard setback requirement to construct a multi-family on Parcel B. (Table A-4, required – 40’, proposed – 25’), also, relief is needed from the off-street parking requirements to allow a parking space less than 15’ from the building. (Article 1322.04(f) (5) (I) and 1325.06, required parking space setback from dwelling – 15’, proposed – 0’)
    Record Lot – 3.12 acres C-S Shopping Center 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