Members of Lower Saucon Township Council reviewed preliminary/final land development plans from the City of Bethlehem for an expansion on an industrial park lot at 1405 Easton Road Feb. 5. The addition would more than double the size of the existing building and could generate more traffic on Easton Road.
Lower Saucon Township home builder John Blair appeared before the township zoning hearing board Monday and was unanimously granted a variance to remove and enlarge a garage at the rear of a property at 1408 Walter Street. The residential property is on a 7,000 square-foot, non-conforming lot at the corner of Walter and Friebley Avenue, adjacent to Blair’s custom home-building business at the corner of Rt. 378 and Walter Street. The property is non-conforming because it’s residential and located in the township’s general business zoning district. Blair explained that he owns three of the four properties that border the home, all of which are businesses.
One of the recommendations in the Lower Saucon Township Economic Development Task Force report that was presented to township council in October was to form a citizen committee made up of residents who would be tasked with reviewing the township’s policies and its permitting process, and making recommendations to township council. That committee is now forming. Lower Saucon residents interested in serving on the committee–which will be meeting during 2015–should send an email to the Township Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org by Jan. 17, 2015.