Friday, March 30, 2007

Dorney Zoning Update

This is now on South Whitehall Township's site:

Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of South Whitehall Township will meet in the Township Municipal Building located at 4444 Walbert Avenue, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. for the purpose of conducting a public hearing and possible adoption of a proposed Ordinance pertaining to a rezoning petition filed by Cedar Fair L.P. to amend the South Whitehall Township Zoning Map which is summarized as follows:

An Ordinance Amending The South Whitehall Township Zoning Map And Zoning Ordinance To Modify The Boundaries Of Certain Areas Of The Commercial Recreation Zone That Provide For A Greater Height For Amusements As Conditional Uses

Now, the meeting minutes from the most recent planning commission meeting are not posted yet, so I still have no idea what happened then.

I'm not sure if this is even the same thing to be honest. This sounds like it could be a more general request to rezone the property so that Dorney no longer needs to have these meetings for new rides so far in advance, which in turns forces them to 'show their hand' rather early on.

I know that DP has tried this in the past and been shot down. If that's what this is I hope they get everything rezoned. It's fun to speculate and find hints as to what the park has planned, but really, it's a business disadvantage and must really stink if you are the park.

Anyone care to drop by and take a look at the plans anyway?