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, August 22, 2007 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 1902 Michael Street
Appeal of Brian Kirchner for a dimensional variance from the sight visibility triangle where a driveway intersects a street to install a fence in the sight triangle. (Required – 8’, proposed – 4’, Articles 1318.06.b, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 47’ x 163’ irregular RG – Residential Zoning District

2. 1005 W. Lehigh Street
Appeal of Omnipoint Communications, Inc. for dimensional variances from the side and rear yards to construct a 120’ communications tower and an accessory equipment structure on the property. (Required tower side and rear yards -- >60’for each yard, proposed side yard – approximately 18’, proposed rear yard– approximately 42’; Required accessory structure side yard – 25’, proposed – approximately 15’; Required rear yard – 50’, proposed – approximately 10’. Articles 1315.02.a.20, 1318.28, 1318.28.d.2, 1318.01, Table A-4, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 9.47 acres PI – Planned Industrial Zoning District

3. 623 Bishop Thorpe Street
Appeal of Friselina Locadia for a special exception to have a home occupation (Massage Therapist) in the residence. (Articles 1308.02.c.1 refers to 1306.02.c.5, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 36’ x 110’ RM – Residential Zoning District

4. Vine Street & W. Packer Avenue
Appeal of Lehigh University for dimensional variances from the front yard setbacks, building height, and off-street parking requirements for the purpose of constructing a science/environmental education building. (Required Vine Street front yard setback for an 88 foot high building – 30’, proposed – 3’; required front yard setback on W. Packer Avenue for a 14’ high building – 20’, proposed – 5.17’; Required off-street parking – 76 spaces, proposed – 0. Articles 1309.03, 1309.04, 1318.07, 1318.01, Table A-3, Footnote 6, 1318.19, 1319.01.a.17, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 13+ acres I-O – Institutional Overlay Zoning District

5. 606 W. Market Street
Appeal of Iraida Candia and Meira Pacheco for a special exception to operate a day care in a church building and a dimensional variance from the off-street parking requirements. (Required on-premise parking – one per employee and a drop-off/pick-up area for the children. Proposed – none; Articles 1308.02.c.1, refers to 1306.02.c.4, 1319.01.a.28, 1325.06, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 120’ x 103’ RM – Residential Zoning District

6. 2014 City Line Road
Appeal of Attorney Dennis Benner for a special exception to occupy the building with a specialized medical office. (Articles 1315.01, 1315.02.a.3, 1315.02.b.1, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 260’ x 430’ PI – Planned Industrial 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.