Zoning Hearing – December 13, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on December 13, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application for a special exception by Freedom Valley Worship Center, Assembly of God, Inc. – regarding property located at 3140 York Road in Straban Township within the intersection of Coleman Road and York Road. The property is located in the EC – 1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant states that it proposes to rehabilitate an existing brick house to use as a Christian based discipleship home for men also known as a freedom house or a half way house. The facility will provide sleeping accommodations for up to 18 men as well as related supportive services.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – November 29, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on November 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Kirby Land Holdings, LLC – regarding property located at 60 Expedition Trail which is located along the south side of U.S. Route 30 and is also known as lot 23 of the Adams Commerce Center. The property lies adjacent to lot 24 of said Commerce Center. Lot 24 is presently owned by Spirit Master Funding and leased to Renn Kirby. The application states that said lot 23 is currently a vacant lot and that applicant proposes to use lot 23 for vehicle sales / storage as a use accessory to the ongoing sale, repair, display, and storage of vehicles at the Renn Kirby dealership located on lot 24. The property is located in the EC – 1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant requests multiple variances from the following zoning ordinance provisions:

1. Temporary variances from all streetscape requirements applicable to the property at issue which includes (1) street and building lighting requirements; street tree requirements; building landscaping requirements; business signage requirements; trash storage requirements; and side walk installation requirements. The streetscape requirements are found in section 140 – 12 H of the Ordinance.
2. A variance from the lighting requirement applicable to the proposed use of the land at issue if such proposed use includes a public parking area. The regulations are found in section 140 – 51 of the Ordinance.
3. A variance from the provisions of section 140 – 46 of the Ordinance relating to required parking spaces for a vehicle sales/ storage lot accessory to the sale, repair; display and storage of vehicles at the Renn Kirby dealership located on lot 24 described above.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – October 19, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on October 19, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Members 1st Federal Credit Union – regarding property located at 991 and 1005 York Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance and is at the intersection of York Road (S.R. 0030) and Natural Springs Road.

The Applicant requests two variances in respect to a proposed financial institution with drive-through facilities to be constructed on the property. The variance requests are as follows:

A. According to the application, the zoning Ordinance requires doors open to the public on the primary façades of the proposed building. Applicant requests a variance to permit use of the proposed drive through facility with a lesser number of doors open to the public than required by Section 140 – 12 E (2) of the Ordinance.
B. According to applicants, section 140 – 19 B (5) of the zoning Ordinance limits drive through facilities for banks or other financial institutions to the side or rear faces of the building. Applicant requests a variance to permit the proposed drive through facilities to be located on the front face of the building as its faces Natural Springs Road.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 29, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 29, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Valenti Mid-Atlantic Realty, LLC – regarding property located at 1268 York Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance. The property is currently improved with a Wendy’s Restaurant.

The Applicant requests three variances in respect to the installations of new signs. The application describes the requested variances as follows:

a. Section 140-54.E(2) of the Zoning Ordinance limits the total amount of wall sign area to 1.5 square feet per linear foot of primary building façade length where the primary building façade length is 200 feet or less. The Building’s primary building façade length is approximately 33 feet, thus the maximum wall signage permitted under the Zoning Ordinance is 49.5 square feet. Applicant’s proposed wall signs measure 108.755 square feet; thus, a variance from this section is requested.
b. Section 140-54. E(7) of the Zoning Ordinance limits the total requires, in the case of structures subject to the US Route 30 streetscape enhancements, that 50% of the total wall sign area is placed on the primary building façade. The Building is subject to the US Route 30 streetscape enhancements; however, Applicant proposes to place 29.5% of all wall signage on the primary building façade. Hence, a variance from this section is requested.
c. Sections 140-54.E(8) and 140-12.H(6) of the Zoning Ordinance limit the number of signs on the Property to 3, and Applicant is proposing 6 total signs (1 free standing sign and 5 wall signs). Accordingly, a variance is being sought from these sections.

All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – September 27, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on September 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Richard E. Overbaugh – regarding property located at 50 Sharrer Mill Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant requests a variance from Section 140-C Table 302-2 of the zoning ordinance. A variance is sought for relief from the minimum required lot area arising from a proposed subdivision of Appellant’s property at the above location. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – August 23, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on August 23, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Doug Miller – regarding property located at 250 Stone Jug Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-R zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicant requests a variance from Sections 140-6 and 140-7 of the zoning ordinance. A variance is sought to permit construction of an addition to the existing residence within the front yard setback area. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Ag Security Area, July 20, 2016

The Straban Township Agriculture Security Area Advisory Commission will hold a meeting on Wednesday July 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA.

Zoning Hearing – July 28, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a public hearing on July 28, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to consider the following:

An application by Barry Haase and Drummer Boy RV, LLC – regarding property located at 1 Rocky Grove Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the R-R zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance.

The Applicants request a special exception to permit expansion of Applicants’ existing camping resort to include construction of 25 new RV sites, conversion of 7 tent sites to RV sites, and the addition of 3 new park cabins. In addition Applicants request a modification of an existing condition made part of a prior zoning decision in respect to the existing camping resort facility. That decision stated that the prior approval was for the final build out of the camping resort at such location. The prior decision of this Board was entered on February 15, 2008. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

NOTICE

The STRABAN TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL OFFICE will be CLOSED July 11th thru July 18th. The office will open at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 19th.

Zoning Hearing – July 7, 2016

The Straban Township, Adams County, PA, Zoning Hearing Board will hold a decisional meeting on July 7, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, on the zoning application filed by Gettysburg Crossing, LP – regarding property located immediately northwest of the intersection of SR30 (U.S. Route 30) and US RT 15 east of Shealer Road in Straban Township. The property is located in the EC-1 zoning district established by the Straban Township zoning ordinance and is shown on a final subdivision plan recorded in the Adams County, Pennsylvania, Recorder of Deed’s Office on April 24, 2006, in plan book 4389, page 310.

Applicant requests a variance (either a hardship variance or a de minimus variance) to permit parking to be placed between the plane of any primary building facade and a road right-of-way. According to the application, the zoning ordinance at issue, section 140-12E.(1) prohibits parking between the front of a primary building façade of a property and a road right-of-way. The portion of Applicant’s property addressed by the application is property frontage on U.S. Route 30 and also on Shealer Road. The land is proposed for use as a pharmacy. The proposed pharmacy encompasses 2.5 acres with Applicant’s proposed Lincoln Commons development. All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.