Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will have a special meeting in Town Hall, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, April 24, 2007 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following previously continued appeals.


1. 45 West North Street
Appeal of Posh North Street Tower, LP, for an interpretation of Articles 1319.04 and 1319.05.a.5 to determine whether the loading zones meet the requirements of the zoning ordinance. In the alternative, the applicants are requesting a variance to Articles 1319.04, 1325.06 and 1319.05.a.5 to allow the use of the two 12’x35’ off street loading spaces with maneuverability on North Street..
Record Lot – 0.711 Acres CB – Commercial Zoning District

2. 1051 Decatur Street – Withdrawn

3. 906 Bridge Street
Appeal of Armando Villani for dimensional variances to subdivide the property into one single family detached dwelling and four lots with single family semi-detached dwellings on each lot. Appeals are as follows: Overall site: required minimum development area: 16,000 square feet; proposed area: 10,400 square feet. A dimensional variance is also requested for the minimum lot depth. Required: 100’; proposed: 80’. Single family dwelling: Articles 1307.03, 1318 and Table A-2. Lot Width: required: 40’; proposed: 30’; Lot Area: required: 4,000 square feet; proposed: 2,400 square feet; Side Yard Setback: required: 6’ one side; 12’ total; proposed: 3.6’ and 3.8’ for a total of 7.4’. Maximum building coverage: required: 35% or 840 square feet; proposed: 42.9% or 1,030 square feet. Single Family Semi-detached dwellings (4 lots): Articles 1307.03, 1318, 1325.06 and Table A-2. Lot Width: required: 30’ each; proposed: 25’; Lot Area: required: 3,000 square feet; proposed: 2,000 square feet; Maximum height: required: 2 ½ stories; proposed: 3 ½ stores. Maximum building coverage: required: 35% or 700 square feet; proposed: 38% or 760 square feet.
Record Lot – 10,400 Square Feet 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.