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CITY OF BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
CITY OF BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA
ZONING HEARING BOARD - PUBLIC HEARING
Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will have a meeting in TOWN HALL, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on Wednesday May 25, 2011 at 7:00 PM for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.
ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPEAR AT THE MEETING
1. 714 W. Broad Street
Appeal of applicant Mary’s Shelter for a Special Exception to convert a Church convent into temporary (6-12 month) shelter for pregnant young women. Education, job training, preparedness for future permanent housing and other support services will be provided to residents. [Articles 1311.02(c)(3) and 1325.07]
Record Lot – 1.7 ac. CG – General Commercial District
Continued from April 27, 2011 agenda.
2. 1414 W. Broad Street
Appeal of lessee Rev. Ricky Rosario for a Special Exception to establish a Church at the premises, which is currently occupied by a dress store. [Articles 1311.02(c)(3) and 1325.07]
Record Lot – 65’ x 155’ CG – Commercial General District
3. 2184 Drury Lane
Appeal of owners Bassem Samann and Jumana Macool for an interpretation that on-line sales of small plants raised on the premises qualifies as a Home Occupation. In the alternative, applicant requests a zoning use variance to permit his on-line sales business and growing of plants. [Article 1302.43, 1305.02 and 1318.30]
Record Lot – 5,400 SF RS – Residential Zoning District
4. 1708 Linden Street
The applicant Carmen R. Toro requests an interpretation that a Beauty Services business is considered a Home Professional Office, or in the alternative, is a Home Occupation. A Special Exception is requested to allow the Home Professional Office or Home Occupation. In the alternative, the applicant requests a use variance. Parking variance for parking spaces: required – 4; proposed – 2. Signage variance: required – 2 SF; proposed 3 SF. A variance to allow retail sales of beauty products is also requested. [Articles 1307.02 (c)(1), 1302.43, 1302.44, 1318.30, 1319.01(a)(1)(II), 1325.07, 1325.08 (h)(3), (h)(5), (h)(6), and (h)(8)]
Record Lot – 50’ x 120’ RT – Residential Zoning District
5. 454 Carlton Avenue
Appeal of Hyoungjoon Park for a Special Exception to convert a single family detached dwelling to a two-family dwelling. Applicant further requests dimensional variances from the Table of Area, Yard and Building Regulations, specifically the yard width requirements. Required width 50’ – proposed 40’. [Articles 1308.03, 1318.01 and Table A-2; 1325.08(b)]
Record Lot 40’ x 140’ RM – Residential Zoning District