Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in Town Hall
10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 486 First Terrace
Appeal of Dale R. Dech, Inc. for dimensional variances from the steep slope requirements to construct a single-family residence on an existing lot. (Articles 1325.06 and 1318.29 (c), minimum lot area – 1 acre, proposed 3600 square feet per lot; maximum impervious coverage allowed – 25%, proposed – 32.8%). Continued from May 25th
Record Lot - 30’x120’ irregular RM- Residential Zoning District

2. 830 Hayes Street
Appeal of Nex Gen Construction for dimensional variances from the front yard setback and steep slope requirements to construct a single-family residence on an existing lot. (Articles 1325.06, Table A-1, and 1318.29 (c) , required minimum lot area – 4 acres, proposed 10,034 square feet, allowable impervious coverage – 10%, proposed – 21%; required front yard – 30’, proposed – 10’ and 22’).
Record Lot - 10,034 Square Feet RS- Residential Zoning District

3. 513 5th Avenue
Appeal of David and Carolann Cope for a dimensional variance for relief of the side yard setback requirement to install an above ground swimming pool. (Articles 1325.06 and 1318.31 (b), required: 6’; proposed: 4’ and 1.5’).
Record Lot - 16’ x 140’ irregular RM- Residential Zoning District

4. 1007 Prospect Avenue
Appeal of Thomas and Jama Barker for a variance to allow construction of a fence within the 25’ clear sight triangle. (Articles 1318.06.a and 1325.06, 25’ required-25’, 0’-proposed).
Record Lot 145’ x 180’ RS- Residential Zoning District

5. 44 W. Spruce St.
Appeal of Marie Searfoss for a variance to construct a dwelling on a lot which fronts on an alley. (Article 1325.06 and 1302.03)
Record Lot - 35.5’ x 66.6’ RM Residential Zoning District

6. Evans & Buchanan Streets
Appeal of CSC Development, LLC for variances from the clear sight triangle, parking lot setback to an abutting residential lot (10’required, 2’proposed), altering the parking design standards for the former top level non-conforming parking lot, and to reopen the ground level garage. (Articles 1325.06, 1318.06.b., 1319.03 a and f, required min. aisle width for one way traffic – 20’, proposed - 16’ to 18’, required min. aisle width for two way traffic– 25’, proposed – 19.57’, required parking space depth in the garage – 19’, proposed – 18’, required parking lot setback from a residential lot -10’, proposed – 2’); variance required for the setback between the proposed multi-family building and the parking lot (1322.04.f.5., required – 15’, proposed – 10’)
Record Lot - .78 acres RM-Residential Zoning District

7. 2349 Linden Street
Appeal of Marc A. Vanic for a special exception to establish a commercial nursery to an existing greenhouse business, and variances to ‘heel’ plants on the ground and store landscape stone and mulch outside a building. (Articles 1305.02.c.1 refers to 1304.c.5, 1325.08.d, 1325.06 and 1325.07).
Record Lot - 2.10 Acres RS- Residential Zoning 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.