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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 TOWN HALL, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday March 24, 2010 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPEAR AT THE MEETING
1. 825 12th Avenue
Appeal of 378 Development, L.P. for a use variance (Article 1316.02, pg 76), and dimensional variances from the off-street parking design standards to allow 67 efficiency apartments in an existing 3 story industrial building. Required number of parking spaces – 101, proposed – 64 on-site (Article 1319.01.a.1.III); Required parking must be on-site, proposed off site-24 (Article 1319.02.g); required parking space dimensions – 9’ x 19’, a few spaces proposed for –9’ x 17’(Article 1319.03.a.1 and ); required driveway aisle width for 2 way traffic – 25’, proposed – 20’ (Article 1319.03.a.4); required distance between building and parking space and drive aisle 15’, proposed – 0’ (Article 1322.04.f.5.1 and 1325.06)
Record Lot – 1.6 acres L-I Light Industrial District
2. James & Aaron Streets
Appeal of Humberto & Rosa Pintor for dimensional variances from the steep slope requirements to create a four lot subdivision and construct a single family detached dwelling on each lot. The slope within the construction area is between 15% and 25%. For each lot, the minimum required lot size is 1 acre, and the maximum allowable impervious coverage is 25%. Proposed: Lot 1 – 4,085 SF and 38.8%; Lot 2 – 3,838.5 SF and 49.9%; Lot 3 – 3,870 SF and 49.9%; Lot 4 – 4,838.5 SF and 44.5%. (Articles 1308.02.a refers to 1304.02.a.1, 1308.03, 1318.29, 1318.29.c; 1325.06)
Record Lot – 16,663.51 square feet RM – Residential Zoning District.
3. 526 W. Union Boulevard
Appeal of John and Suzanne Sculley for an interpretation that the 1985 Zoning Hearing approval to convert a single family semi-detached dwelling into two units remains in effect. The applicant failed to secure a permit for the two dwelling unit dwelling within 1 year of the Board’s decision. In the alternative, the applicant requests a special exception to convert the existing dwelling to a two unit dwelling. Also, a variance from the off-street parking requirements is needed. Required parking – 4 spaces, existing – 1 actual and 1 credit. (Articles 1308.02; 1308.04; 1325.08.b; 1319.01.a.1; 1325.05; 1325.07; 1325.06; 1325.09)
Record Lot – 20’ x 150’ RM – Residential Zoning District
4. 640 Linden Street
Appeal of David Brong for a dimensional variance from the lot area per dwelling unit requirement to convert the unoccupied commercial space to residential in an existing 1st floor commercial and 2nd floor residential use. . Required lot area – 4,000 square feet, proposed – 2,556 square feet. (Articles 1311.02.a.1, 1311.03, 1318.01 Table A-3, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 21.3’ x 120’ CG – Commercial Zoning District
5. 2198 Industrial Drive
Appeal of Triple Net Investments XXVI, LP for dimensional variances from the allowable height and area to allow a digital off-premise sign on the property. Allowable Height – 25’, proposed – 60’; allowable area – 250 square feet, proposed – 672 square feet. (Articles 1315.02, 1315.05, 1320.10.a.2.II, 1320.10.b.2, 1325.06)
Record Lot – 6.1 acres PI – Planned Industrial Zoning District