Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in Town Hall, 10 East Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 618 Brodhead Ave.
Appeal of Lehigh University for a Use Variance to convert a single family dwelling to office space. Also, a variance is requested from the off street parking requirements. (Articles 1325.06; 1319.01.a.18. required off street parking-3, existing-0, proposed-0)
Record Lot - 70’x140’ irregular RM Residential District

2. 1428 Oakland St.
Appeal of Mary Frances Chuck for a dimensional variance from the maximum allowable building coverage to construct an addition. (Articles 1325.06; 1318.01 and Table A-2; allowable coverage – 35%, proposed – 37.2%)
Record Lot – 103.55’x77.75’ triangular RT Residential District

3. 1906 Pennsylvania Ave.
Appeal of Walter Hoysan for a dimensional variance from the rear yard setback requirements to construct an addition. (Articles 1325.06, 1318.01, 1318.17, and Table A-1; required setback-30’, proposed-25’)
Record Lot – 85.15’x100’ irregular RG Residential District

4. 1747 Stefko Blvd.
Appeal of Lehigh Tire for a dimensional variance from the allowable area for a free standing sign. (Articles 1325.06 and 1320.09.a.3.III. allowable area-50 sq.ft. proposed-94sq.ft.)
Record Lot - .72 acres CG General Commercial District

5. 414 E. 4th St., 413 E. Morton St.
Appeal of Robert and Sandra Ruhe for a Variance and Special Exception to reconstruct a structure in the rear of the property for a single family residential use. (Article 1325.06, 1325.07, 1323.04.c.1. and 1323.05)
Record Lot – 20’x180’ irregular CG General Commercial District

6. 2525 Easton Ave.
Appeal of Selvaggio Enterprises, Inc. for a variance from the maximum number of stories allowed to construct a multifamily dwelling development. (Articles 1325.06; 1313.03; 1318.01, and Table A-4, maximum allowable stores – 2.5, proposed – 3)
Record Lot – 1.56 acres CS Shopping Center District

7. 1400 Block of Ravena St. and Arden St. (unopened)
Appeal of Veranda Real Estate, L.P. for dimensional variances from the front, rear, and side yard setbacks to construct 12 multifamily dwellings. (Articles 1325.06; 1306.03, 1318.01, and Table A-1; required front yard-50’, proposed-25’; required rear yard-60’, proposed-22’; required side yard-25’, proposed-17’)
Record Lot – 180’ x 267’ irregular RG Residential District

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

John R. Lezoche