Planning & Zoning


Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in the TOWN HALL, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 7:00 P.M., for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 621 W. Broad Street
Appeal of Patricia Vinskie (Fenstermacher) for a dimensional variance (Article 1318.06) to convert the first floor area for an apartment. Present use of the structure: second floor apartment, first floor vacant beauty parlor. Applicant requests a variance from Table A-3, minimum lot area per dwelling unit. (Required: 2,000 square foot per unit; proposed 1,200 square feet per unit.)
Record Lot – 2,400 Sq. Ft. C-G General Commercial Zoning District

2. 2200 Avenue A
Appeal of the American Red Cross for a dimensional variance (Article 1325.06) to expand the existing parking lot by an additional 20 parking spaces, which encroaches into the 50’ front setback requirement by 38 feet (Article 1319.01.a.32).
Record Lot – 400’ x 216.92’ P-I Planned Industrial Zoning District

3. 2545 Schoenersville Road
Appeal of Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenburg to receive an interpretation that a proposed “H” sculpture does not constitute a “sign” as defined in Article 1320.02 or, in the alternative, the Applicant requests variances from Articles 1320.07.a, 1320.08.a.3 (more than one free standing sign fronting a street), 1320.07.l and 1320.08.a.14 (size of sign). (Maximum allowable: 40 sq. ft.; proposed: 2,463 sq. ft.).
Record Lot – 18.8 acres I Institutional Zoning District

4. 240 E. Goepp Street
Appeal of Jose and Elisaida Cruz for a dimensional variance from Article 1318.31.b and Table A-2 to erect a 12’ round swimming pool in the rear yard (relief of side yard setbacks: Required: 6’; Proposed: 4’ per side).
Record Lot – 20’ x 165’ R-M Residential Zoning District

5. 3354 Green Meadow Circle
Appeal of Wayne Newton for a dimensional variance from Articles 1318.01, 1325.06 and Table A-1 to erect an addition onto a single family dwelling. (Rear yard setback requirement: 40’; Proposed: 24’)
Record Lot – 43,890 Sq.Ft. R-R Residential Zoning District

6. 1349 Lynn Street
Appeal of Santiago Rivera, Equitable Owner, for a Special Exception to change a lawful non-conforming machine shop to a commercial/residential cleaning service and a lawn care company. (Articles 1308.02.a and 1325.07).
Record Lot – 1.17 Acres R-M Residential Zoning District

7. 2525 Easton Avenue
Appeal of Selvaggio Enterprises, Inc. for a dimensional variance from Articles 1318.01, 1318.17 and 1325.06, 1322.04.f.1 and Table A-4 to allow rear decks to exceed the required rear yard setback on Building #3, which consists of seven (7) units. (Required: 25’; Proposed: 20’), and to permit the distance between multi-family dwellings to be less than 25 feet (21 feet proposed).
Record Lot – 1.56 Acres C-S Shopping Center Zoning 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