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Zoning Hearing

posted Oct 26, 2010, 4:10 AM by Thomas Schweyer   [ updated Dec 3, 2012, 9:33 AM ]
PUBLIC HEARING – Proposed New Zoning Code
                        DATE: November 3, 2010          TIME: 6:30 PM                                     
                        PLACE: Council Chambers, 435 Hamilton Street, Allentown, Pa.
The City Council of the City of Allentown will hold a Public Hearing on Bill 59-2010, the proposed new City of Allentown Zoning Ordinance. The Hearing will be held on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 in Council Chambers, First Floor, City Hall located at 435 Hamilton Street in Allentown. The Hearing will begin at 6:30 pm.
The proposed new Zoning Ordinance primarily regulates the uses of land and structures, with differing standards in different Zoning Districts as shown on the Zoning Map. The Ordinance will serve as Article 1300 of the Codified Ordinances of the City of Allentown. The proposed new Zoning Ordinance addresses the following major subject areas:
                Article       1301        Title, Objectives, Interpretation and Enactment
                Article       1303        Definitions
                Article       1305        Administration and Penalties
                Article       1307        Zoning Hearing Board, Special Exception Procedures
                Article       1309        Establishment of Zoning Districts
                Article       1311        General Regulations and Exceptions
                Article       1313        Uses Permitted by Zoning District
                Article       1314        Overlay District Requirements
                Article       1315        Area, Yard and Building Requirements
                Article       1317        Environmental and Performance Standards
                Article       1319        Signs
                Article       1321        Off-Street Parking and Loading
                Article       1323        Buffer Yards and Other Landscaping
                Article       1325        Site Plan Review
                Article       1327        Additional Requirements for Specific Uses
                Article       1329        Nonconformities
                Article       1331        Requirements in Related Ordinances
                                                Zoning Map
A copy of the proposed new Zoning Ordinance is available for review at the City Clerk’s Office, 5th Floor, City Hall, 435 Hamilton Street on regular business days from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Copies of all or portions of the Ordinance will be made available for purchase at the cost of reproduction. Persons who wish to purchase a complete copy of the Ordinance are asked to call Michael P. Hanlon, City Clerk, at (610) 437-7539 in advance.