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 June 23, 2010 at 7:00 PM, for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 813 Main Street
Appeal of Nicholas J. Bozakis for a variance to have a second primary use on the property, a dwelling above an existing 4 bay detached garage, and dimensional variances from the table of area, yard, and building regulations for the proposed use. The property has an existing four (4) multi-family dwelling on the property, approved by the Z.H.B. in 1982. Required total development area for the five (5) units – 16,000 square feet, proposed 9643.25square feet; required rear yard setback – 20’, proposed – 12’; required side yard setback – 6’, proposed 2’. (Articles 1307.02 (pg. 34), 1307.03 (pg. 34), 1318.01 (pg. 96), 1325.06 (pg. 160), Table A-2)
Record Lot – 9643.25 square feet RT – Residential Zoning District

2. 746 N. New Street
Appeal of Gregory and Sarah Berger for a special exception to expand an existing lawful non-conforming automotive repair garage use. Allowable expansion – 50% or 779 square feet, proposed – 49.7% or 775 square feet. (Articles 1310.02 (pg. 43), 1323.02.b (pg. 152), 1323.04.a.1 (pg. 152), 1325.07 (pg. 160))
Record Lot – 101.15’ X 120’ CB – Commercial Zoning District

3. 1755 Center Street
Appeal of Jan and Helena Hudsky for a dimensional variance from the side yard setback to reconstruct and convert the existing 12’ X 21’ three season porch and construct a 132 square foot addition to allow for a 396 square foot family room attached to a single family detached dwelling. The existing building is a lawful, non-conforming structure.
The applicant meets the allowable 50% expansion for the non-conformity with a 17% proposed increase of the non-conformity; however, the west side yard setback is not the required 13.5’. Proposed west side yard setback – 6.5’. (Articles 1305.02 (pg. 30), 1305.03 (pg. 30), 1318.01 (pg. 96), Table A-1, 1323.02.a (pg. 152), 1323.04.a,c (pg. 152, 1325.06 9pg. 160), 1325.07 (pg. 161))
Record Lot – 12,202 square feet RS – Residential Zoning District

4. 629 13th Avenue
Appeal of Jama Properties, LLC for a use variance to subdivide a vacant property into two lots and construct a single family semi-detached dwelling on each lot. The proposed area, yard and building regulations utilized would be for the RT Zoning District except for the required width. (Articles 1306.02.a 9pg. 32), 1307.03 (pg. 34), 1318.01 (pg. 96), Table A-2, 1325.06 (pg. 160))
Record Lot – 7,500 square feet RG – Residential Zoning District