Notice is hereby given that the City of Reading Zoning Hearing Board will conduct public hearings on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. in the following matters. The public may participate in these hearings virtually and via telephone. In addition, a meeting space will be provided at City Hall, 815 Washington St., Reading PA 19601, for the public to view or participate in the hearings, subject to the following advance registration requirements.
Members of the public who wish to attend or participate in public hearings (virtually, via telephone, or in person) must register in advance by providing their name, address, phone number, and email address to the Zoning Administrator by 4 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, via email to [email protected] or via phone to (610) 655-6505.
- To join from a computer, smartphone, or tablet: open the Zoom app or navigate to https://zoom.us/join, then enter the meeting ID (984-6073-3287) and passcode (815125).
- To join via phone: call (301) 715-8592 or (646) 558-8656, then enter the meeting ID (984-6073-3287) and passcode (815125).
HEARINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:
Appeal #2021-26 – 844 Centre Ave. (UPI 14530750655170): Marjorie Bastidas DeJesus seeks a variance, special exception, and/or related relief to redevelop an existing commercial building into six residential apartments through adaptive reuse. The subject property is located in the R-3 Residential Zoning District and the Centre Park Historic District, and the owner of record is 844 Centre Ave., LLC.
Appeal #2021-27 – 950 Weiser St. (UPI 15530748458643): Maria Castro-Diaz seeks a special exception and/or related relief in order to establish a child daycare center in the first floor of an existing place of worship. The subject property is located in the R-3 Residential Zoning District, and the owner of record is City Reach Church Reading, Inc.
Appeal #2021-28 – 154 Walnut St. (UPI 06530773611276): Piedrahita Real Estate LLC (record owner) seeks a variance, special exception, and/or related relief to convert existing residential space on the second and third floors above an existing first-floor restaurant into two (2) residential apartments through adaptive reuse at the subject property, located in the R-3 Residential Zoning District.
Appeal #2021-31 – 10 S. 2nd St. (UPI 05530607690826); 4 N. 2nd St. (UPI 06530781509377): Reading Area Community College (record owner) seeks a variance and/or special exception to construct freestanding landmark signs at gateway locations which exceed the maximum height allowed in the Commercial Core (C-C) Zoning District or Institutional Overlay District.
The properties referenced above are located in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Complete applications and plans may be viewed at https://www.readingpa.gov/content/zoning-hearing-board or by contacting the Zoning Office.