Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will meet in Town Hall 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, October 25, 2006 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


Note: Prior to the regular agenda will be the continuance of the 1522 Elliot Ave. Appeal from the 10-10-2006 Zoning Board Hearing

1. 518 Broadway
Appeal of Andrea Dority for a special exception to operate a 24 hour group day care facility in the home and a variance from the off street parking requirements. (Articles 1311.02.c.3, 1319.01.a.28, 1325.07, 1325.06; required parking for day care – 2 spaces, proposed - 0)
Record Lot – 20’x 145’ CG – Commercial Zoning District

2. 37 E. Garrison Street
Appeal of Christopher Luck for a dimensional variance from the sight visibility triangle where a driveway intersects a public street to install 2 parking spaces on the property. (Required distance – 8’ triangle, Proposed – 0’ west side, 2.5’ east side, Article 1318.06.b, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 35.5’x 102’ irregular RT – Residential Zoning District

3. 815 Pennsylvania Avenue
Appeal of Bethlehem Area School District for a variance to extend the use of the temporary modular buildings for one (1) year for an alterative educational program which includes high school level, and a variance from the required number of parking spaces, and a variance from the parking design standards and screening for the temporary off-street parking lot. (Required number of parking spaces for a high school level-100, proposed-33, required parking space depth – 19’, proposed – 17.5’; required aisle width – 25’, proposed – 21’, proposed screening – none. Articles 1319.a.16, 1324.01.i, 1319.03.a.2, 1319.03.a.4, 1319.03.h, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 2.8 acres RS – Residential Zoning District

4. 1429 Fritz Drive
Appeal of the Bethlehem Housing Authority for a special exception to construct an addition and convert the existing garage for the expansion of the lawful non-conforming office space. (Allowable expansion – 50%, proposed – 21.1%, Articles 1309.02, 1323.04.a, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 65 acres I – Institutional 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.