Friday, September 16, 2011
State Supremes Clear Way to Moravian Village Expansion
one sentence ruling, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board decision allowing Moravian Village to expand its retirement community along Stefko Boulevard in Bethlehem. Developer Abe Atiyeh, who had been trying to market his own assisted living facility at the intersection of Center Street and Dewberry Avenue, lost previous appeals before Northampton County Judge Emil Giordano and the Commonwealth Court. He has also given up on the idea of an assisted living center at Dewberry and Center, and is now proposing a psychiatric hospital at that site. On August 19, Bethlehem Planners nixed that idea.