Public hearings are coming up to consider a request to increase building height restrictions that could allow a six story condominium, and another for a banquet hall on Route 507.

PALMYRA TWP. (Pike) - Public hearings are coming up to consider a request to increase building height restrictions that could allow a six story condominium, and another for a banquet hall on Route 507.

Palmyra Township (Pike) supervisors, February 20, scheduled the hearing for Tuesday, March 20, prior to the regular supervisors’ session at 7 p.m. Hearing for two amendments to the Zoning Ordinance have been scheduled for 6 p.m., and a conditional use hearing for Wallenpaupack Ventures, at 6:15. Solicitor Anthony Waldron noted that if the hearings ran longer than anticipated, the supervisors meeting could just start late.

Township Planning Commission recommended scheduling these hearings.

Waldron explained that the Zoning Ordinance currently restricts multifamily building heights to 35 feet. If approved by the supervisors, the amendment would allow for multifamily dwellings as high as 70 feet, that are proposed as a Conservation Design project in the Highway Commercial and Community Commercial districts.

An increased setback would be required for multifamily buildings exceeding 35 feet.

Pocono Lakefront LLC has proposed erecting a building on the lakefront, within a 10.3 acre parcel on the lake side of Route 507. This is the area of the former White Beauty View. Pocono Lakefront also owns 75 acres on the opposite side of 507, on the hill.

No formal submission has been received. Waldron said that if the amendment is passed, they can expect that the developer will create a design and submit a plan several months from now.

The other zoning amendment proposal would add a definition for stand-alone banquet halls.

Planning recommended this after a submission was made to Planning at the January meeting from Wallenpaupack Ventures, LLC. The developer is proposing an office building and an events center facility on Route 507 in Paupack.


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Palmyra Township supervisors meet on the first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the offices, 115 Buehler Lane (off Gumbletown Road).