LIMERICK PA – A Reading PA developer interested in building a four-story hotel and accompanying restaurant on Linfield-Trappe Road in the township faces a Limerick zoning board hearing next Wednesday (May 23, 2012) to seek approval of several variances related to signage. The meeting is open to the public.
The board published an legal advertisement Tuesday (May 15) to announce the meeting. The text of the notice appears below:
LIMERICK TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in accordance with the Limerick Township Zoning Ordinance of 1961, as amended, of a hearing before the Limerick Township Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. at the Limerick Township Municipal Building, 646 West Ridge Pike, Limerick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 19468, on the Application of BGN Associates, LLC, 2200 Stacey Drive, Reading, Pennsylvania 19605
The Applicant is the owner of property located at 430 Linfield Trappe Road, Limerick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, identified as Tax Parcel No. 37-00-02465-00-9 (hereinafter “Subject Property”). The Subject Property is located in an O/LI Zoning District and consists of approximately 3.2 acres of land. The Applicant proposes to construct a four (4) story hotel and a 4,380 square foot restaurant.
The Applicant seeks the following relief from the Limerick Township Zoning Ordinance: 1. An interpretation from Section 184-94.A that the Western building facade “faces” Linfield Trappe Road and, therefore, the proposed signs do not exceed the maximum sign area permitted. 2. An interpretation from Section 184-94.A that the Zoning Ordinance cannot be applied to the proposed signs because the Zoning Ordinance’s use of the term “faces” is ambiguous. 3. A variance from Section 184-94.A to permit 230.33 square feet of sign area where only 135.66 square feet of allowable sign area exists. 4. A variance from Section 184-94.A(2) to permit two (2) wall signs where only one (1) is permitted.
At the time of the hearing, any person or party interested will be given full opportunity to be heard. The Board reserves the right to conduct such other business as may come before it.
LIMERICK TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD
Mark J. John, Chairman
Charles D. Garner Jr. Esq., Solicitor