Planning & Zoning


The Bureau of Planning and Zoning works with the entire community to create a vision for the future of Bethlehem. We attempt to carry out this vision to create a vibrant and sustainable community for the benefit of both current and future generations. Planning is the process of creating long-term visions for places and communities as small as an intersection and as large as a region of the city. The Bureau is a unified, high-performance team that guides land use, zoning and preservation of historic structures, and promotes the comprehensive growth and well-being of the City and its neighborhoods.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic public meetings will be held virtually, and access information will be posted along with the agendas and other meeting information.  All related meeting information will be posted on the website in the usual manner.  Please feel free to contact the Planning and Zoning Bureau at 610-865-7088 if there are any questions.  We look forward to working with the public and all applicants as we hold these public meetings in this time period of transition.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all planning applications, zoning hearing board appeals and Certificates of Appropriateness/Historic Board applications are strongly encouraged to submit the waiver below of timeliness for review to protect the applicant, the Board Members, City officials and members of the public from the risk of COVID-19 exposure. 
Waiver-Request (PDF)

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