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 October 28, 2009 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 1007 Prospect Avenue – Continued from September
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

2. 2133 Schoenersville Road
Appeal of Burton and Geraldine Klinger for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback to construct a carport attached to a single family semi-detached dwelling. Required side yard – 6’, proposed – 2’. (Articles 1307.02.a.2, 1307.03, 1318.01, 1318.14, Table A-2, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 30’ x 120’ RT – Residential Zoning District

3. 207-209 Van Buren Street
Appeal of Mazziotta Realty Holdings for a variance to construct a single family detached dwelling on a lot with frontage only on an alley, and a dimensional variance from the rear yard setback for the dwelling. Required rear yard setback – 20’, proposed – 19’. (Articles 1308.02, 1308.03, 1318.01, Table A-2, 1318.17, 1302.04, 1302.05, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 40’ x 77’ RM – Residential Zoning District

4. 1 W. Broad Street
Appeal of Khem Persaud for a dimensional variance from the allowable area of signage on an exterior building wall facing a street. Total area of all signs allowed – 200 square feet, existing signage – 192 square feet, proposed additional sign – 37.5 square feet, proposed total wall signage – 229.5 square feet. (Articles 1310.02, 1310.05, 1320.09.a.2.11, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 169.23’ x 202.53’ CB – Commercial Zoning District

5. 250 E. Broad Street
Appeal of Osvaldo Cruz, Jr. for a special exception to establish a place of worship in a building. (Articles 1311.02.c.3, 1325.07)
Record Lot – 210’ x 230’ CG – Commercial 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.