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 September 23, 2009 at
7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 3464 Linden Street – Continued from August
Appeal of James & Cathy Snell for a use variance to change a permitted landscaping and nursery business to a medical equipment and supply-office and retail facility. Also a dimensional sign variance is requested to duplicate the existing signage, a wall sign of 95.2 square feet and two gate signs measuring 10 square feet each. (Articles 1305.02.a, 1305.05, 1320.08, 1325.06).
Record Lot – 2.005 acres RS – Residential Zoning District

2. 1915 Homestead Avenue
Appeal of Allen F. Service for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback and a special exception to construct an 8’ x 5’3” addition attached to a single family dwelling which is a non-conforming structure. Required side yard – 12’, proposed – 8’. (Articles 1305.02, 1305.03, 1318.01, Table A-1, 1318.14, 1323.04, 1323.04.c, 1325.06, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 60’ x 125.9’ RS – Residential Zoning District

3. 404 Center Street
Appeal of Bruce Lawrence for a dimensional variance from the traffic visibility across the corner to replace an existing fence with a similar fence in the same location. Required sight triangle – 25’, proposed – 0’.
(Articles 1307.02, 1307.03, 1318.06.a, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 180’ x 180’ RT – Residential Zoning District

4. 1007 Prospect Avenue
Appeal of Tom and Jama Barker for a dimensional variance from the allowable height of a fence in the side yard of a single family residence. Maximum allowable height within the building setback area – 7’, proposed – between 7’ and 8’. (Articles 1305.02, 1305.03, 1318.01, Table A-1, 1318.14, 1318.16, 1302.94, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 144.6’ x 189’ irregular RS – 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.