Thursday, December 01, 2011
Bethlehem Tp: Hearing on 8-Bed Adult Mental Health Facility Delayed
The facility is intended to provide transitional housing for persons re-entering the community after being hospitalized for mental illness. It is located just a stone's throw from a controversial, 300-bed, treatment and work release center, proposed by Abe Atiyeh. The Township's ZHB rejected Atiyeh's application, but was reversed on appeal last year by Senior Judge Michael Frnciosa. The jurist later invalidated "onerous and burdensome" conditions imposed by zoners.
Ironically, Atiyeh is one of the Objectors to this facility.
This case will resume at the Bethlehem Township Municipal Building, located at 4225 Easton Avenue, on January 25, 2012, at 6:30 PM.