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 25, 2006 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. Southeast Corner of High and Greenwich Streets
Appeal of B. Land Company for a dimensional variance from the required lot depth to create a 4 lot subdivision. (Articles 1307.03, 1318.01, Table A-2, Footnote 3, 1325.06; required depth-100’, proposed-approx 80’)
Record Lot – 3000 Square Feet RT – Residential Zoning District

2. 2142 Stefko Boulevard
Appeal of James F. Preston, Esquire representing the owner, Scranton Life Realty Company, for a dimensional variance from the maximum allowable floor area for a restaurant business. Also, an interpretation on whether or not the proposed drive up window is a permitted use; in the alternative, a variance is requested. (Articles 1312.02, 1312.02.a.4, 1325.06; Allowable floor area – 2500 square feet, proposed -3000 square feet)
Record Lot – .4161 Acre CL – Commercial Limited Zoning District

3. 431 W. Third Street
Appeal of Grant Genzlinger for a special exception and a variance to convert a three unit apartment building to a 4 room bed and breakfast. (Articles 1306.02.c.5, 1325.08.i, 1302.06, 1325.07, 1325.06; Allowable number of rooms – 3, proposed – 4)
Record Lot – 50’x 120’ RG – Residential Zoning District

4. 2102 Glendale Avenue (Rear – 515 Keystone Avenue)
Appeal of Kenneth A. Barber for a special exception to change a lawful non-conforming (formerly Zoning approved) grocery store with take out sandwich use to a grocery store with eat in restaurant. Also, a variance is required from the off street parking requirements. (Articles 1323.07, 1319.01.a.20, 1325.07, 1325.06; Existing parking on the lot – 0, additional required parking with proposed use –3 spaces, required parking with all uses-9, parking credit-6)
Record Lot – 29.75’x 140’ RM – Residential Zoning District

5. 1564 Valley Road
Appeal of Rosa Cruz for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback to construct an attached carport to the main dwelling. (Articles 1307.03, 1318.01, 1318.14, Table A-2; required setback – 6’, Proposed – 3’)
Record Lot – 30.50’x 155.12’ Irregular RT – 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.