Friday, June 03, 2016
Bethlehem ZHB Approves Office Building in Historic District
The majestic home, known as the Schadt house, is a single-family residence built in the 1840s. The green buildings, first built in the 1820s, are retail establishments and once included the manufacturer of brass instruments for the Moravian Church.
Morning Star Partners are represented by zoning attorney Jim Preston.
Bill Fitzpatrick, the Vice Chair, has recused himself based on a potential conflict.
The Board granted a use variance subject to the following conditions:
1. Any renovations shall be substantially similar to what was testified.
2. There may be one single entity and it must be a professional office use as well as one residential use.
3. The 2nd floor of the current green buildings may only be storage for the professional office. If the residential unit is to be above the green buildings, the 2nd story of the garage may only be storage for the professional office.
4. Maximum number of employees may not exceed what was testified to (no more than 14).