PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Northampton Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 9, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at the Northampton Township Municipal Building, 55 Township Road, Richboro, PA to consider the following applications:
- Case No. 2021-35, the application of Michael and Wendy Kates, for the property located at 64 Paddock Way, Holland, Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel No. 31-81-160. The property is located in the R-1, Single-Family, zoning district. The property is improved with a single-family detached dwelling developed as part of a cluster-designed subdivision. The Applicants propose an in-ground pool, pool deck, shed, pool pavilion, and related improvements. The Applicants seek variances from the following sections of the Northampton Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) from §27-903.4.C to permit an impervious surface ratio of 33.7%, where the existing ratio is 24.6%, and the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right is 22%; (b) from §27-1105.5.A to permit the shed to be in the side yard and in a position that is not behind the rear most portion of the dwelling in the rear yard, where the shed may be erected only in the rear yard; and (c) from §27-1105.5.F to permit the pavilion to have a side yard setback of 12 feet, where the required minimum side yard setback is 15 feet.
- Case No. 2021-36, the application of AAA Development New Hope, LLC, for the properties located at 960, 966 and 970 Second Street Pike, Richboro, Northampton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Map Parcel Nos. 31-9-13, 31-9-14, and 31-9-15. The properties are located in the C-2, General Commercial/Office, zoning district. The properties are also located in the Village Overlay district. Each of the properties is improved with a non-residential building, parking areas and drive aisles. The Applicant proposes to demolish the 3 non-residential buildings, consolidate the parcels, and build 2 new non-residential buildings, each to conduct a restaurant use with a drive-through facility. The Applicant seeks variances from and/or interpretations of the following sections of the Northampton Township Zoning Ordinance: (a) §27-502.3.G and §27-1103 to reduce the width of the rear buffer yard that abuts residentially zoned lands to 1.8 feet and allow parking spaces in the buffer yard, where the required minimum buffer yard width is 20 feet and parking spaces are prohibited in the buffer yard; (b) §27-1110.2.A(1) to allow 37 off-street parking spaces to serve both proposed restaurant uses, which is less than the minimum required number of spaces for any classification of the restaurant uses; (c) §27-502.6.D and §27-1110 to permit the off-street parking spaces to be setback between 1.8 feet and 4.2 feet from the rear, front and/or side lot lines, where the required minimum setback is 15 feet from any property line; (d) from §27-1125.5.D to permit a front yard building setback of 50 feet, where the maximum permitted front yard setback in the Village Overlay district is 40 feet; and (e) from §27-1125.5.I to permit an impervious surface ratio of 89.4%, where the existing ratio of the aggregated 3 lots is 74.5%, and the maximum impervious surface ratio permitted by right in the Village Overlay district is 70%.
The applications and accompanying documents are on file for public inspection at the Northampton Township Municipal Building during regular business hours. If any person with a disability wishes to attend the hearing(s) scheduled for this date and requires an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodations to participate, please phone 215-357-6800 to discuss how Northampton Township may best accommodate your needs.
Northampton Township Zoning Hearing Board
John Fenningham, Esq., Chair
By: Thomas J. Walsh III, Esq., Solicitor