Planning & Zoning



Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will have a meeting in Town Hall, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 1401 W. Market Street
Appeal of Michael and Terrilynn Zukawski for a dimensional variance from the front yard setback to install an in-ground swimming pool. (Required setback – 30’, proposed – 12’, Articles 1305.03, 1318.01, 1318.09, 1318.31, Table A-1, 1318.07, 1325.06)
Record Lot: 95’ x 135’ RS – Residential Zoning District

2. 514 W. Broad Street
Appeal of Luz Maria Sepulveda for a dimensional variance from the off-street parking requirements to have a retail store on the first floor of a mixed use residential and commercial building. (Required parking – 6 spaces, proposed – 4 spaces which include 3 actual spaces with 1 credit Articles 1311.04, 1319.01.a.1, 1319.01.a.22, 1325.06.)
Record Lot – 17.5 x 150’ CG – Commercial Zoning District

3. 1203 Dalehurst Drive
Appeal of Scott and Dianne Valenti for a dimensional variance from the rear yard setback to construct a 2nd story deck. (Required setback – 30’, proposed – 18’, Articles 1306.03, 1318.01, 1318.17, Table A-1, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 91’ x 100’ irregular RG – Residential Zoning District

4. 36 W. Goepp Street
Appeal of Bonnie Shive for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback and traffic visibility across corners to construct a single family detached structure. The existing dwelling on the property will be razed. (Required side yard – 4’, proposed – 1’; Required sight triangle – 8’, proposed – <8’, Articles 1308.03, 1318.01, 1318.14, Table A-2, 1318.06.b, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 25’ x 100’ RM – Residential Zoning District

5. 2715 Madison Avenue
Appeal of Lilawattie Rampersaud for a dimensional variance from the maximum allowable building coverage to construct a shed. (Allowable coverage – 35%, proposed – 38.5%, Articles 1306.03, 1318.01, Table A-1, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 20’ x 127.65’ RG – Residential Zoning District

6. 1301 Linden Street, 263 E. Elizabeth Avenue
Appeal of R.K. Commercial, LLC for a variance to expand an existing non-conforming use onto an abutting property to include a parking lot and a donut and coffee store (Dunkin Donuts) with a drive-up window and seating indoors. A variance is requested for the setback between the parking spaces and residential (west side) property line. (Required setback – 10’, proposed – 9’3”, Articles 1323.07, 1319.03, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 162.54’ x 106.76’ 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.