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CITY OF BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
ZONING HEARING BOARD
Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will have a meeting in ROOM B-504, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday November 18, 2009 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPEAR AT THE MEETING
PLEASE NOTE ROOM CHANGE TO ROOM B-504, CITY HALL
1. 519 10TH Avenue
Appeal of Richard Campbell for a dimensional variance from the maximum allowable building coverage to construct a one-family semi-detached dwelling. An existing garage is on the property. Allowable building coverage – 35%, Proposed – 43.5% (Articles 1307.02.a.2, 1307.03, 1318.01, Table A-2, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 4285 square feet RT – Residential Zoning District
2. 1301 Linden Street
Appeal of Raj Saraswati for a variance to alter the former plan approved by the Zoning Hearing Board on June 6, 2007, A Dunkin Donuts with gas pumps. Applicant requests a variance to increase the height of the non-conforming free standing sign from 25’ to 26.5’. This proposed sign above the gas price board will decrease from 42 square feet to 37 square feet on each side. The applicant also requests to alter the parking on the west side by removing two spaces in front of the drive-thru lane, and increasing the spaces nearest the west property line by 3, and relocating the trash dumpster. A dimensional variance is required for the setback between the parking spaces and residential property line. Required setback – 10’, proposed – 4’8”; Existing sign height – 25’, proposed – 26.5’ (Articles 1307.02, 1305.03, 1307.05, 1319.03.f, 1320.07.k, 1320.08, 1323.02, 1323.02, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 162.54’ x 106.76’ RT – Residential Zoning District
3. 1801 Elliot Avenue
Appeal of Elliot Avenue, LLC requesting an interpretation, pursuant to Article 1325.05, as to whether the one year time period set forth in Article 1325.05 applies to an earlier interpretation of the Zoning Hearing Board, dated June 7, 2008. In the alternative, the applicant requests an interpretation pursuant to Article 1325.05, that the existing slopes greater than 15% on the property have been altered and man-made, and a reasonable estimate of the natural slope is less than 15% to permit the land development. (Articles 1325.05, 1318.29, 1318.29.b.3)
Record Lot – 2.24 acres RG – Residential Zoning District