Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in Town Hall 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, January 26, 2005 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 403 W. Union Boulevard
Appeal of Friedman Electric, Inc. for a special exception to change a lawful non-conforming use (Auto Parts Retail/Wholesale store) to an electrical supplies and lighting showroom use. (Articles 1323.07 and 1325.07)
Record Lot – 170.65’ x 160.23 R-M Residential Zoning District

2. 238 W. Goepp Street
Appeal of Silk Mill Realty, LLC for an interpretation of definitions in determining the number of stories in a multi-story building for purposes of calculating the minimum lot area per dwelling unit. (Table A-2, Multi-Family dwellings 3.5 stories or less – lot area/dwelling unit – 3,000 sq. ft.; Multi-Family dwellings more than 3.5 stories – lot area/dwelling unit – 1,200 sq. ft), Definitions for interpretation, 1302.10, 1302.29.f, 1302.35, 1302.85, 1302.38
* In the alternative, a variance from the lot area per dwelling unit for a multi-family dwelling is requested.
Record Lot – 2.109 acres R-T Residential Zoning District

3. 1152 W. Rosemont Drive
Appeal of Wayne and Ellie Neveling for a special exception for a home occupation (Counseling Service) at the residence. (Article 1302.39, 1306.02.c.4, and 1325.07) Also, Applicant requests a dimensional variance for an addition. (Table A-1, required side yard setback – 6’, proposed 5’2”, Article 1325.06)
Record Lot – 67’ x 110’ irregular R-G Residential Zoning District

4. 724 Itaska Street
Appeal of Yvrose Belony for a Special Exception to establish a Day Care Center in the residence. (Article 1308.02.C.1 refers to 1306.02.C.3 and 1325.07)
Record Lot – 42’ x 125’ irregular R-M Residential Zoning District

5. 930-936 Vernon Street
Appeal of Wilmer Shaffer for dimensional variances to create a 4 lot subdivision. (Table A-2, Footnote 3, and Article 1325.06) Lot depth minimum required is 100’, proposed lot 2 – 89’, lot 3 – 78’, lot 4 – 67’, total development area required – 6,600 sq. ft., proposed – 5, 062.95 sq. ft.; lot area per dwelling – required avg. 2,200 sq. ft., proposed – 1,265.70 sq. ft.; lot width required – 16’, proposed lot 2 – 14.11’, lot 3 – 14.07’, lot 4 – 13.03’; lot coverage maximum per lot – 50%, lot 4 – 53%)
Record Lot – 58.42’ x 106’ irregular R-M Residential Zoning District

6. 1818 Catasauqua Road
Appeal of Tim R. Piotrowski for a variance to allow a banner on the property in conformance with Articles 1320.07 (p) and 1325.06.
Record Lot 1.8 acres R-S Residential Zoning District

7. 21 E. North Street
Appeal of Mike Hummel for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback to construct a third dwelling attached to an existing two family detached dwelling. (Table A-3 required –20’, proposed – 8’)
Record Lot – 60’ x 102’ C-B Commercial Business 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 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania during regular business hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM weekdays.