Zoning Hearing Board, June 8

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting for the conduct of a zoning hearing on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:

A Zoning Hearing Application, dated April 26, 2021 and filed on April 27, 2021 by S & A Homes, Inc., relative to certain real property owned by FLI-Thomas, LP, located at 250 Natural Springs Road, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, and further identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38G13-0007–000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within a Residential Low Density District (R-1), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from subsection 140-61.B(14) of the Zoning Ordinance in order to extend, for an additional three (3) years, the expiration date of a previously granted special exception for a cluster development use, originally granted by the Zoning Hearing Board on May 11, 2011 and extended to July 2, 2021. In the alternative, the Applicant is requesting a determination that the previously granted special exception shall not expire on July 2, 2021 because construction preparation for the cluster development use has commenced and will continue until it is determined that the construction process for the project is no longer being diligently pursued to completion.

Zoning Hearing Board – February 16, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND ZONING HEARING

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on    Tuesday, February 16, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following:

A Zoning Hearing Application, filed on December 29, 2020 on behalf of Royal Farms, relative to certain real property owned by TKC CCXXX, LLC, located at 1530 York Rd (intersection of Smith Rd and York Rd) in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38G12-0049—000). The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located in the Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance.

The Applicant is requesting the following variances from the Zoning Ordinance in connection with a proposed permitted convenience store retail sales and vehicle fueling use:

  • 1. A variance from Section 140-19. E.(2) for parking between the main entrance of the convenience store building and the refueling bays.
  • 2. A variance from Section 140-49.A.(7)(b), requiring that all off-street parking be set back a minimum of ten (10) feet from the principal structure.
  • 3. A variance from Section 140-54.E.(3) to allow for an increase in total wall sign area from the permitted maximum sign area of 187.25 square feet to a requested sign area of 218.56 square feet.
  • 4. A variance from Table 140-54 limiting the use of one freestanding sign with a maximum sign area of 40 square feet to allow the proposed use of two (2) freestanding signs with each sign having an area of 162 square feet.
  • 5. A variance from Table 140-54 limiting a freestanding sign to a maximum height of 10 feet to allow each of the two (2) proposed freestanding signs to have a height of 25 feet.
  • 6. A variance from Section 140-54.E.(6) to allow for the installation and use of mounted wall signs to be located on the building facades of the primary building and the gas canopy fronting interior access roads.
  • 7. A variance from Section 140-54.E.(7), requiring that a minimum of 50% of the total wall sign area be placed on the primary building façade, to allow for the installation and use of a 49.60 square foot wall sign on the primary building façade which is equivalent to 22.69% of the proposed total wall sign area.

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

Zoning Hearing Board – January 28, 2021

NOTICE OF ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND ZONING HEARING

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting on Thursday, January 28, 2021 commencing at 7:00 p.m. in the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, for the purposes of conducting the annual organization of the Zoning Hearing Board to elect its officers and then to conduct a zoning hearing to consider the following application:

A Zoning Hearing Application, dated and filed on December 22, 2020, by Air Methods Corporation relative to certain real property owned by the County of Adams, located at 230 Greenamyer Lane, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H11-0040—000).  The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception for a use not defined or provided for in the Zoning Ordinance for the construction and use of a heliport, to include a helipad, hangar, fuel storage and temporary office for emergency helicopter operations accessory to the Applicant’s air ambulance operations and the Adams County Department of Emergency Services use of the subject real property. In the alternative, the Applicant is seeking a variance from the allowed uses in section 140-13.(b)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance to include a heliport use. The Applicant is also appealing a decision of the Zoning Officer that the proposed use is a helistop, as defined in the Zoning Ordinance.

Zoning Hearing Board – October 29, 2020

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND ZONING HEARING

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct two zoning hearings on Thursday, October 29, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following applications:

1. A Zoning Hearing Application, dated and filed on September 9, 2020 by Lobar Properties, LLC, relative to certain real property owned by SP Gettysburg Associates, LLC, located at 1750 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H11-0036H—000). The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject real property is being proposed for the development, construction and use as a Pennsylvania State Police station and facilities. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to section 140-21A.(2) of the Zoning Ordinance for the construction and use of a communications tower accessory to state police station facilities use of the subject real property.

2. A Zoning Hearing Application, dated and filed on September 9, 2020, by the Applicant, Lobar Properties, LLC, relative to the previously identified real property and the proposed Pennsylvania State Police station and facilities use of the subject real property. The Applicant is appealing the interpretation of the Straban Township Zoning Officer, as set forth in the Zoning Officer’s letter of August 26, 2020, relative to the use of the term “solid fence” in connection with a written Decision of the Zoning Hearing Board, dated November 15, 2019, which confirmed the grant of a special exception request made by the Applicant subject to the condition that a solid fence be erected along the perimeter of the subject real property.

Zoning Hearing – 986 Hanover Road

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING AND ZONING HEARING

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Monday, August ­­­17, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:

An Application for Special Event Permit (the Application), dated and filed on July 6, 2020 by The Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association (the Applicant), relative to real property owned by the Applicant, which is located in Straban Township at 986 Hanover Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38G13-0021—000. The real property, which is the subject of the Application, is zoned and located within a Residential Rural District (R-R) as zoned and established by the Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting the issuance of a special event permit in order to hold the Battle of Gettysburg 157th anniversary reenactment pursuant to section 140-43 of the Zoning Ordinance which authorizes special event uses by special exception in every zoning district within Straban Township. The proposed special event is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23, 2020.

Notice of Public Meeting and Zoning Hearing

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:

A Zoning Hearing Application, dated April 9, 2020 and filed on April 13, 2020 by Brian J. Redding and Patrick E. Redding, relative to certain real property owned by Brian J. Redding and Patrick E. Redding, described by the Applicants as real property located at 1925 York Road, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H12-0039—000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – EC-1 Zoning District, as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject real property is currently used as two single-family dwellings which are a nonconforming use in the EC-1 Zone, and the third structure being a storage building. The Applicants are requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to section 140-26.B of the Zoning Ordinance for an extension/enlargement of the existing nonconforming use. The Applicants are also seeking variance relief from section 140-26(B)(4)(a)(1) of the Zoning Ordinance which limits the expansion of the nonconforming use to 50% of the original area. The existing residential structures, comprising the nonconforming use of the Applicants’ real property, contain the aggregate area of 1,150 square feet, and the new structures, comprising the proposed extension/enlargement of the nonconforming use of the property, will contain the aggregate area of 3,000 square feet.

Zoning Map Rezoning Hearing – April 6, 2020, at 6:30 p.m.

Straban Township Board of Supervisors is authorized to amend the Zoning Ordinance in accordance with §609 of the Municipalities Planning Code (53 P.S. § 10101, et seq.).  Landowners, Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, have petitioned the Board to amend the zoning map to include 2145 Old Harrisburg Road in the Residential Low Density (R-1) zoning district.  The Straban Township Planning Commission reviewed the petition of Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, and recommended that the Board of Supervisors re-zone a portion of the Township, including 2145 Old Harrisburg Road.  The Board of Supervisors, in reviewing the petition of Kimberly K. Guise and Pamela D. Redding, as well as the Planning Commission recommendations, have determined that a portion of the Township, including 2145 Old Harrisburg Road, should be removed from the Mixed Use – Neighborhood (MU-2) District and made part of the Residential Low Density (R-1) District.  The Board of Supervisors have determined that it is in the best interest and general welfare of the citizens and residents of Straban Township to amend the Zoning Map as set forth below.
The entire boundaries of the following parcels of real estate are hereby removed from the Mixed Use – Neighborhood (MU-2) District and made part of the Residential Low Density (R-1) District:
Tax Parcel No.                       Address:
38G10-0012A–000              2315 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0019—000                2215 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0020—000                2235 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0021—000                2265 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0022—000                2275 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0023—000                2285 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0024—000                2295 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0025C–000               85 Sanders Road
38G10-0039—000                2145 Old Harrisburg Road
38G10-0042—000                2165 Old Harrisburg
All those wishing to be heard on the application must appear at hearing at the aforesaid time and place.

Zoning Hearing – October 3, 2019

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Thursday, October 3, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:
A Zoning Hearing Application, dated August 2, 2019 and filed on August 5, 2019 by Lobar Properties, LLC, relative to certain real property owned by Agricultural Commodities, Incorporated, described by the Applicant as Lot 1 of real property located at 1750 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania (a portion of certain real property identified by Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H11-0036F–000). The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The subject real property is being proposed for future development, construction and use as a State Police Station. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to section 140-13.B.(1) and section 140-17.D. of the Zoning Ordinance for an outdoor trap, skeet, rifle, pistol or archery range (private or municipal). The Applicant is also seeking variance relief from section 140-13.D.(4) of the Zoning Ordinance relative to the requirement that no parking is permitted to be placed between the plane of any primary facade of a principal building and the road right-of-way on nonresidential lots located in the EC-2 Zoning District.

Zoning Hearing – August 29, 2019

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct two (2) zoning hearings on Thursday, August 29, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following applications:
1. An Amended Zoning Hearing Application, dated July 24, 2019 and filed on July 29, 2019 by the Gettysburg Municipal Authority, relative to certain real property located at 155 Natural Springs Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38G13-0004A–000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1) as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting variance relief from Section 140-31.A.(2)(a) of the Zoning Ordinance which provides that in order for maximum height regulations not to apply to a public utility tower or structure, such structure must be set back from any property line a horizontal distance at least equal to its height. The Applicant is requesting the variance in connection with its proposed replacement of an existing water tank on the subject real property with a taller water tank of 115 feet in height which would be set back a horizontal distance of 54 feet from the nearest property line, as proposed.
2. A Zoning Hearing Application, dated July 31, 2019 and filed on that date by the Gettysburg Trading Post, relative to certain real property owned by George Chorba, Jr. and Christine Chorba, located at 2218-2222 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H12-0023A–000. The real property, which is the subject of the zoning hearing, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Commercial District (EC-1), as established by the Straban Township Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant is requesting the grant of a special exception pursuant to Section 140-6.D. of the Zoning Ordinance for a legal use not specifically allowed elsewhere in the Zoning Ordinance provided that such use meets the general requirements for a special exception and does not constitute a public or private nuisance. The Applicant requests special exception approval to operate an indoor firearms range accessory to its commercial firearms sales facility located at its business address of 2222 York Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Zoning Hearing – July 16, 2019

The Zoning Hearing Board of Straban Township will hold a public meeting to conduct a zoning hearing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 commencing at 7:00 p.m. at the Straban Township Municipal Building, 1745 Granite Station Road, Gettysburg, PA, to consider the following application:

An Application for Special Event Permit, dated and filed on June 25, 2019 by the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Adams County Division 1, relative to real property owned by the McSherrystown Lodge No. 720, Loyal Order of Moose, at the Gettysburg Moose Park, 100 Moose Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Straban Township and identified as Adams County Tax Parcel ID No. 38H12-0007—000. The real property, which is the subject of the Application for Special Event Permit, is zoned and located within an Economic Development – Intense District (EC-2) as established by the Zoning Ordinance. The Applicant requests the issuance of a special event permit in order to hold a special event at the Gettysburg Moose Park pursuant to section 140-43 of the Zoning Ordinance which authorizes special event uses by special exception in every zoning district within Straban Township. The Applicant is also requesting variance relief from section 140-43.A.(2) of the Zoning Ordinance requiring an application for a special event permit to be submitted to the Township no later than 75 days prior to the beginning of the proposed special event, which is the 2019 Irish Festival to be held on July 20, 2019.