Bethlehem Press

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Morning Star decision delayed

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 by BERNIE O’HARE Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

Bethlehem’s Zoning Hearing Board was scheduled to make a decision at the beginning of its May 25 meeting on Morning Star Partners’ plans to locate a financial services business at the northwest intersection of West Market and North New streets. This unique property, which consists of both a home and two retail businesses, is known both as 2 West Market St. and 511 North New St. It is located in the heart of the city’s historic district.

Because Chairman Gus Loupos was unavailable, the decision was instead to come at a special meeting scheduled for June 2 in cown hall.

The majestic home, known as the Schadt house, is a single-family residence built in the 1840s. The green buildings, first built in the 1820s, are retail establishments and once included the manufacturer of brass instruments for the Moravian Church.

Morning Star Partners is represented by zoning attorney Bill Preston.

Bill Fitzpatrick, the vice chair, has recused himself based on a potential conflict.