Please take notice that the East Rockhill Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold public hearings on Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at the East Rockhill Township Municipal Building, 1622 Ridge Road, Perkasie, Pennsylvania to consider the following applications:
- The Application of Pennridge School District concerning a property located at 1303 North 5th Street, Perkasie, East Rockhill Township, also known as Tax Map Parcel Number 12-014-023-002. This property is located in the RR - Rural Residential Zoning District. The Applicant seeks a special exception pursuant to Section 27-304(I)(1) of the East Rockhill Township Zoning Ordinance to permit use of a proposed nonresidential accessory use structure where the primary use is operating pursuant to a special exception. The Applicant also appeals the determination of the zoning officer that a proposed garage on the property constitutes an extension of a non-conforming use and contends that the proposed accessory building is permitted by right pursuant to Section 27-601(a)(23) of the East Rockhill Township Zoning Ordinance. Alternatively, the Applicant is seeking a special exception and variance from Section 27-2103.b.(3) to allow for construction of a six bay garage that results in an increase of a nonconforming use with a building or floor area that is in excess of 50% of the existing building or floor area.
- The Application of Joseph Chapman concerning a property located at 8066 Covered Bridge Road, Quakertown, Pennsylvania, also known as Tax Map Parcel Number 12-006-092. This property is located in the Township’s RP – Resource Protection zoning district. The Applicant seeks the following variances: (1) a variance from Section 27-1708.a. of the Zoning Ordinance to allow the construction of an accessory building in the front yard; and (2) a variance from Section 27-1708.c of the Zoning Ordinance to permit the accessory building to be located five feet from the side yard where 12 feet is required.
- The Application of Frederick A. Wedman concerning a property located at 1516 W. Park Avenue, Perkasie, Pennsylvania, also known as Tax Map Parcel Number 12-008-092-001. This property is located in the Township’s R-1 – Residential Zoning District. The Applicant is seeking a variance from Section 27-802.b. of the East Rockhill Township Zoning Ordinance to allow for a 22.99% building coverage where 15% is permitted. The request is the result of the Applicant’s proposal to demolish an existing nonconforming garage and replace it with a new garage that is 48’ x 48’ for the storage of his motorhome and other vehicles.
The applications and accompanying documents are on file for public inspection Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the East Rockhill Township Municipal Building unless posted otherwise.