May 10, 2023
Please take notice that the East Rockhill Township Zoning Hearing Board will hold public hearings on Monday, May 22, 2023 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 Shane Dam concerning a property located at 400 Branch Road, Perkasie, East Rockhill Township, also known as Tax Map Parcel Number 12-013-008. This property is located in the C-O – Commercial Office Zoning District. The property is owned by Raymond A. Weidner. The Applicant is proposing to construct a 6,600 square foot addition to the existing building on the property and to use the building as an indoor athletic club. The Applicant is seeking the following variances: (1) a variance from Section 27-304.F15.b. of the East Rockhill Zoning Ordinance to allow for the minimum number of off-street parking spaces to be calculated based on total building capacity as opposed to gross floor area; (2) a variance from Section 27-1202.b to permit further encroachment into the front yard setback to install a 7’ canopy over the front pathway to the building and (3) a variance from Section 27-1900.h., i. and d. to allow for disturbance of wetlands, wetland margin and woodlands in excess of the permitted amounts.
- The Application of David H. Artman of Renew Bible Church concerning a property located at 1600 N. Fifth Street, Perkasie, East Rockhill Township, also known as Tax Map Parcel Number 12-014-004. This property is located in the C-E Cultural- Education Zoning District. The property currently contains the Renew Bible Church, which was formerly known as First Baptist Church of Perkasie. The Applicant is proposing to construct a 16,616 square foot addition to the existing complex and a 12,320 square foot gym/storage building to the rear of the property. In addition, the Applicant is proposing to expand the parking areas, add a new athletic field and provide other associated site improvements. To install the proposed improvements, the Applicant is seeking the following variances: (1) from Section 27-304.C1.c to allow for 507 parking spaces where 1,134 are required and (2) from Section 27-1102.b to permit an impervious surface percentage of 32.41% where 30% is the maximum allowed.
The applications and accompanying documents are on file for public inspection Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., unless posted otherwise at the East Rockhill Township Municipal Building.