Zoning Hearing Board Meeting – October 28 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM | 7:00 PM



Notice is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board of South Whitehall Township will conduct a Remote Access Public Hearing on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. for the purpose of reviewing and deciding the following Zoning Appeals.  Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Public Hearing will be held electronically via the “GoToMeeting” platform. To access the Public Hearing through your computer or other electronic device, type the following Web Address into your Web Browser: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/390538037. The website will request you to download and install the GoToMeeting application. Please allow extra time to complete the installation prior to the Public Hearing.  If you have difficulty doing so, or prefer not to, go to the following Web Address to attend the Public Hearing via Web Browser only:  https://app.gotomeeting.com/home.html and when prompted, enter 390-538-037 to join and participate in the Hearing.  To access the Public Hearing through your phone, dial 1-408-650-3123 and, when prompted, enter 390-538-037 to join and participate in the Hearing.

ZHB-2020-05:   The Appeal of Crackersport Racquetball, L.P., and Abraham R. Atiyeh, seeking (a) a variance from Section 350-48(s)(10)(viii)(a) of the Zoning Ordinance to exceed the maximum 25 feet above grade height for a sign to allow for a proposed height of 36 feet above grade;  and (b) seeking a variance from Section 350-48(s)(10)(x)(b) of the Zoning Ordinance to where two free standing signs may be substituted provided the aggregate area of the signs shall not exceed 150 square feet and the area of either sign shall not exceed 100 square feet, where the applicant proposes 400 square feet each sign for a total of 800 square feet aggregate area; and (c) seeking a favorable interpretation that the sign being along US Route 22 be governed by the sections of the zoning ordinance allowing the US Route 22 signs elsewhere along the property and neighboring lands.  The subject property is located at 4632 Crackersport Road, is occupied as Parkland Manor Senior Independent Living Facility, and is zoned IC-1 Industrial Commercial- Special Height Limitation. Tax ID No. 5476582750369.


Applicants Exhibit A-2 Parkland Manor Sign Route 22 10×10 NO CIRCLE

Applicants Exhibit A-3 Parkland Manor Sign Route 22 10×10 SIGN CIRCLED

Applicants Exhibit A-4 Parkland Manor Sign Route 22 20×20 NO CIRCLE

Applicants Exhibit A-5 Parkland Manor Sign Route 22 20×20 SIGN CIRCLED

The above-referenced properties are in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, PA.  Copies of the Zoning Appeal Applications and any site plans and supporting documents that were submitted to the Township will be posted and available for public viewing through the Township’s Website at www.southwhitehall.com.  All appellants, or their representative with legal standing, must participate in the remote access hearing.  All Objectors and Interested Parties are invited to participate and will have the opportunity to be heard at the remote access hearing.  Objectors or Interested Parties to a Zoning Appeal matter are also permitted to submit any written questions or comments at least five (5) days prior to the Public Hearing date:

(1) by e-mail directed to Laura Harrier at [email protected]  -OR-

(2) by United States First Class Mail, postage prepaid, mailed to South Whitehall Township, 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, PA 18104-1699, Attention of ZONING HEARING BOARD MEMBERS.

Laura M. Harrier, Zoning Officer