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Lower Towamensing business plans additions to property

Published November 18. 2011 05:01PM

A Lower Towamensing Township business plans to present its case to erect several additions onto its property.

Representatives from AMPAL, Inc. of 2125 Little Gap Road, will go before the township's Zoning Hearing Board at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

At that time, the business will request a variance to the height requirements of a section of a township zoning ordinance which limits the height of structures in the Industrial Zoning District to 40-feet.

The company has proposed to erect blending/screening towers that would stand about 51-feet in height.

In his rejection letter, dated Dec. 10, 2010, township zoning officer Duane Dellecker said the request was denied because the AMPAL property is situated in an Industrial Zoning District; the blending/screening towers proposed to be erected would stand about 51-feet in height, whereby towers at that height currently exist on the property; and section 494 of the zoning ordinance limits the height of buildings to 40-feet.

The zoning hearing board will take testimony, deliberate, and may vote on the request at that time.

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