Planning & Zoning


Notice is hereby given that the ZONING HEARING BOARD will have a meeting in B 504, 10 E. Church Street, Bethlehem, PA, on
Wednesday March 28th, 2012 at 7:00 PM
for the purpose of hearing the following appeals.


1. 618 Second Avenue
Appeal of lessee Francis A. Hayman, Jr. for a Special Exception to convert the 1st floor from a vacant club meeting room/church to a business office, being a change of a nonconforming use. [Articles 1323.07, 1325.07, and 1307.02.c]
Record Lot –35’ x 140’ RT – Residential Zoning District

2. 57 E. Wall Street
Appeal of Placido and Sandra Corpora for a Special Exception to construct a 5’ by 5.33’ one (1) story addition at rear, a 4.5’x17’, irreg., roofed, unenclosed walkway addition connecting the home and the detached garage, a 2nd story addition to the detached garage ( 33.5’x 40’), being an expansion of a nonconforming single family detached dwelling and resulting in excessive lot coverage (60.5 % existing, 35% permitted, 65% proposed), inadequate rear yard (20’ required, 0’ proposed), and inadequate side yard (0’existing, 6’ required, 0’ proposed) [Articles 1307.03, 1323.04 and Table of Area, Yard and Building Regulations]
Record Lot – 40’ x 100’ RT – Residential Zoning District

3. 3047-57 Linden Street
Appeal of Joseph O. Negrao for Special Exception approval to construct a 17,264 sq. ft. one-story pre-school facility with 56 parking spaces. [Articles 1304.02.c.1 and 1325.07]
Record Lot – 2.644 acres RR – Residential Zoning District

4. 1641 Lansdale Avenue
Appeal of Scott Speshok to erect an above-ground swimming pool (21’ round) with an attached 10’ x 18’ wooden deck in second front yard facing Clermont Street, resulting in inadequate second front yard setback (25’ required, 10’ proposed).
Record Lot – 110’ x 110’ RS – Residential Zoning District

5. 618 Second Avenue
Appeal of Alliance for Building Communities, owner, for a Variance to the onsite, off-street parking requirements to establish a daycare center on the lower level and a pharmacy on the 1st floor of a commercial building. Applicant is proposing zero (0) on-site parking spaces (16 required). [Articles 1319.01.a.22 and 1319.01.a.28]
Record Lot –29’ x 133’ irreg. CG – General Commercial Zoning District