Zoning Hearing Board – January 28, 2021


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.