Jack Jones Buick Building on Zoning Board Agenda

Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board will meet tonight and discuss developer's proposal to tear down 91-year-old car dealership and replace it with medical offices.


The fate of the 91-year-old old at 325 W. Broad St. will be one of the items under discussion at tonight’s Bethlehem Zoning Hearing Board meeting.

Developers Ed Novak and Lou Pektor plan to and put up a three-story medical office building in its place.

The developers are coming before the Zoning Board to request numerous variances for the project. Among those is a request from relief of the required 40 parking spaces and instead provide a 38-space lot.

The developers are also asking for:

  • One off-street loading space.
  • A variance from a required 2-foot buffer yard
  • A variance to allow the new building to encroach into an 8-foot site triangle at the corner of W. Broad Street and Third Avenue.
  • A variance to allow more impervious cover than allowed, though the proposal calls for less impervious cover than the existing building has.
  • Numerous variances for construction of an employee parking lot at 532 Fourth Ave.

There are three other items on the agenda. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Town Hall.



Keith June 27, 2012 at 02:22 PM
It's a shame. That building has such great personality, I hate to see it go.
Rachel Thompson June 27, 2012 at 03:38 PM
wow that's interesting-short cut on the demo? Actually, it's a shame because that building is pretty cool- wroth bringing it back to life. I could see it as artist's lofts on the top floors with car and bike builder/artists on the ground floor.
Rachel Thompson June 27, 2012 at 03:44 PM
PS: As a a former construction manager that specialized in renovating buildings of this nature I know this building could be re-purposed and would cost less than people think. The cost of total demo alone is a big nut and in my opinion money wasted.


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