Corner of Vine and 4th street project. Public Discussion

Friends of the South Side Initiative (SSI):

After tabling discussion of Dennis Benner’s new plans for the building on the corner of 4th Street and Vine Street at the last Historic Conservation Commission meeting, the commission has decided to hold a special meeting on this project. You may recall from our previous emails that Mr. Benner’s proposed 7-story building on the corner of 4th Street and Vine Street was approved by the city, but that Mr. Benner is now proposing changes to that building to include an adjacent building and to extend upward in height.

The new project will be discussed by the Historic Conservation Commission (HCC) this Monday, September 29th at 7:00 p.m., after which the HCC will make their recommendation to the city regarding whether or not to approve the expanded project. The HCC meeting is open to the public and will provide time for those of you who care about the South Side to share your views on whether this expanded project is at a scale appropriate for a building on 4th Street.

If you wish to attend this meeting, it will be held at the following location:

BANANA FACTORY
CRAYOLA ROOM, 1st FLOOR
25 W. THIRD STREET
BETHLEHEM, PA

If you wish to read the HCC’s design guidelines for the South Bethlehem Historic Conservation District, they can be found at this link: http://www.bethlehem-pa.gov/pdf/DesignGuidelines.pdf

We look forward to seeing many of you on Monday night!

Sincerely,

Breena Holland
Director, South Side Initiative

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