Court gavel lawLIMERICK PA – Proposed alterations to two single-family homes, as well as to a bar and hotel – all in Limerick (PA) Township – will be the subjects of separate public hearings Wednesday (April 28, 2010) by the township Zoning Hearing Board when it convenes at 6:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 646 W. Ridge Pike, Limerick PA.

The bar and hotel at 36 Railroad St. is a legal but pre-existing and non-conforming use in the residential zone where it is located. The owner, IDFC LLC, proposes to build an 8-foot by 38-foot wood frame deck to extend from the existing porch. It needs variances from the board to install the deck, and allow expansion of the non-conforming building into the non-conforming yard.

The owner of a home at 86 Presidential Dr., the McLaughlin Revocable Trust of Leesburg VA, seek to enclose an existing covered porch that measures 16-feet by 12-feet. Township regulations require the porch to be set back 25 feet from the rear yard boundary line. The current porch sits only 23 feet away from the line, and board members are being asked to approve a variance.

Owners of a home at 17 Lynrose Cir., Eric and Amy Peterman, want to build a 625-square-foot addition to it as in-law quarters, as well as a 369-square-foot deck. Because the additions would increase the buildings’ coverage of their lot from 11.5 percent to 16.2 percent in an area zoned for cluster homes, where the maximum allowable coverage is 10 percent, board members are being asked to approve a variance.

The public may attend and offer comments at any of the three hearings.

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