Moravian Academy, a private boarding school in Bethlehem Township, plans to construct a new Athletics Building on its Upper School campus at 4313 Green Pond Road.
The school received project approval from the township planning commission Monday night with tree landscaping readjustments to provide adequate lighting.
The new 39,000 square foot building will serve 280 coeducational students and staff in the Upper School’s grades 9 through 12.
Angelo Capuzzi of the Chester County firm Arro Engineering said Moravian Academy hopes to break ground next spring, pending receipt of permits from the Northampton County Conservation District.
Located in the north central section of the campus, the athletics center will provide practice space for the school’s basketball and volleyball teams. The school has outgrown its current athletics’ facility. The boys and girls basketball teams play independent schedules against private and public schools.
In other business, Township Manager Howard L. Kutzler informed the board that it will receive a report and take commentary at next month’s meeting on zoning ordinance changes to allow sleep disorder treatment centers in the township. Currently, township zoning allows only hospital centers to provide treatment. Kutzler said the township has received inquiries from non-hospital providers of treatment.