Public hearing in September to review Whitehall zoning changes
Whitehall residents will have the chance to comment on a proposed zoning change meant to boost development and provide consistency along Provost Road.
Council members on July 17 authorized Solicitor Irving Firman in a 5-0 vote to file documents with various planning agencies, and schedule a public hearing for 8 p.m. Sept. 18 to hear residents' comments on proposed zoning changes for five properties along Provost Road.
Council members Harold Berkoben and Robert McKown were absent.
The zoning amendment would change the five properties to an R2-AS residential zone, a category that allows four single-family dwellings or 12 town houses to be built per acre. Properties that would be rezoned include the former Whitehall Country Club site and 50 townhouses on Shadow Drive.
“The ordinance is basically completed. I just need some additional information,” Firman said.
Whitehall officials have said rezoning the 4.3-acre former country club property on Provost Road could help owners of the now-defunct club market the site to potential buyers.
Three of the five properties, including the former country club, are zoned R2-S, which allows fewer homes per acre.
The other two properties, including the Shadow Drive Plan town-house association common area and 50 existing town houses, are in R-5 zoning, which allows for eight town houses or a multifamily dwelling containing 20 apartments per acre.
Stephanie Hacke is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-388-5818 or email@example.com.
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