Bethlehem Twp. commissioners to vote Monday on 220-unit condominium advanced

BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. – Bethlehem Township’s board of commissioners will vote Monday on 220 condominium models proposed for Easton Avenue, not removed from 54 extra already authorized on the Metropolis of Bethlehem facet of the road.

Wind-Drift Actual Property Associates plans 220 models on the former Bethlehem Drive-In, on the south facet of Easton Avenue. In line with the township agenda, “the undertaking consists of eight three to four-story buildings, a clubhouse, widespread open area, an inner highway community, floor parking and indifferent garages, stormwater administration amenities, and associated on and off-site enhancements.”

The land covers 14.5 acres within the Deliberate Business zoning district, which permits “backyard residences” as a conditional use. A conditional use is permitted, however the township could connect situations to the plan that it couldn’t for a “by-right” use.

The previous drive-in is simply east of the Big procuring middle on Easton Avenue. A small lot between the properties could turn into a Starbucks retailer, a developer stated at an earlier assembly.

If authorized, the Wind-Drift plan would imply 274 models might be put up inside a number of blocks on Easton Avenue. Throughout from the Big, on the Bethlehem Metropolis facet of the road, 54 models in two buildings have been authorized.

The stretch of Easton Avenue is already busy. Beginning with the intersection of Stefko Boulevard and heading East, drivers attain a lightweight on the entrance to the Big procuring middle. To the left, on the former Kospia’s Nursery, is the place the 54 residences might be put up on 2.7 acres.

Continuing east, site visitors runs into the T-junction the place southbound Butztown Highway intersects with Easton Avenue. Making a left flip there’s already tough at instances, with site visitors backing up from the subsequent T-junction on the Keystone Pub. The Metropolis of Bethlehem could place a site visitors gentle on the Butztown/Easton intersection.

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Even previous the Easton Avenue / Willow Park Highway junction, site visitors additionally backs up the place drivers flip left onto Santee Highway to succeed in three faculties: Our Woman of Perpetual Assist Faculty, Freedom Excessive Faculty and East Hills Center Faculty.

The board’s agenda additionally features a settlement settlement between the township and Steven J. Inc. about zoning and ordinance conformity at 4011 Wilson Ave.

The Bethlehem Township Board of Commissioners will meet at 7 p.m. Monday on the municipal constructing, 4225 Easton Ave. The assembly may also be accessible through Zoom. Agendas are preliminary and topic to alter. Verify the township web site for particulars.