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ZHB NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS

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Notice is hereby given that the City of Reading, PA Zoning Hearing Board will conduct public hearings on Wednesday, July 10, 2024, at 5:30 PM in the following matters. The public may participate in these hearings virtually and via telephone. In addition, upon request, a meeting space may be provided at City Hall, 815 Washington Street, Reading, PA 19601 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via telephone at 610-655-6326 no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, July 9, 2024. The ability to comment will be determined at the hearing.


To join from a computer, smartphone, or tablet: open the Zoom app or navigate to https://zoom.us/join, then enter the meeting ID (813 6183 0093) and passcode (298928).



To join via phone: call (301) 715-8592 or (646) 558-8656, then enter the meeting ID (813 6183 0093) and passcode (298928).


DECISIONS ARE EXPECTED TO BE RENDERED IN THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:


Appeal #2403-0005 – 1116 Perry Street (UPI 17531738173216)


Appeal #2023-06 – 118 S 9th Street (UPI 03530628998377)


Appeal #2405-0012 – 901 Spring Street (UPI 13531745051850)


HEARINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE FOLLOWING MATTERS:
Appeal #2405-0013 – 1853 N 3rd Street (UPI 14530819608278) Glidden Development LP is seeking Special Exception approval for a neighborhood shopping center, a Variance for off-street parking and loading requirements, and an appeal of the Zoning Officer’s determination letter. The subject property is located in the M-C Manufacturing Commercial Zoning District. The owner of record is Anoread LLC.


Appeal #2406-0014 – 627, 629, 631, 633, 635 Mulberry Street (UPI 12531753039707, 12531753039718, 12531753039719, 12531753039810, 12531753039811) Reading Parking Authority is seeking Variances for exceeding percentage of impervious coverage, to be able to provide surface parking for permit holders, to eliminate the requirement for compliance with the buffering requirements, to allow the buffer strip along Mulberry Street to be reduced to two and one-half feet in width, to eliminate the requirement for landscaping/plantings within the proposed buffer strips, to eliminate the requirement for screening within the proposed buffer strip along Mulberry Street, to eliminate the requirement for clear sight triangles, to eliminate the parking lot setback from an existing dwelling, and to reduce the dimensional requirement for the ADA parking spaces. The subject properties are located in the R-3 Residential Zoning District. The owner of record is the Reading Parking Authority.


Appeal #2406-0015 – 501, 503, 507, 509, 511, 513, 515 N 9th Street (UPI 11531761031005, 11531761031007, 11531761031009, 11531761031101, 11531761031102, 11531761031104, 11531761031106) The Reading Parking Authority is seeking Variances for exceeding percentage of impervious coverage, to be able to provide surface parking for permit holders, to eliminate the requirement for compliance with the buffering requirements, to reduce the required buffer strip along Green Street to be three feet in width, to eliminate the requirements for landscaping/plantings within the proposed buffer strips, to eliminate the requirement for screening within the proposed buffer strip along N. 9th Street, to eliminate the requirement for clear sight triangles, to reduce the parking lot setback to three feet from an existing dwelling, and to reduce the dimensional requirement for the ADA parking spaces. The subject properties are located in the R-3 Residential Zoning District. The owner of record is the Reading Parking Authority.


Appeal #2406-0016 – 832 N 8th Street (UPI 12530760945952) Aztecas Plumbing and Heating A.C. LLC is seeking Special Exception approval to adaptively reuse the second floor as a dwelling unit and an appeal from the Zoning Officer’s determination letter. The subject property is located in the C-N Commercial Neighborhood Zoning District. The owner of record is Aztecas Plumbing and Heating A.C. LLC.


Appeal #2406-0017 – 521 Franklin Street (UPI 04530627890679) Ferbat Investments, LLC is seeking a Variance for approval of a first floor dwelling unit and off-street parking spaces. The subject property is located in the C-C Commercial Core Zoning District. The owner of record is Ferbat Investments, LLC.


The properties referenced above are located in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Complete applications and plans may be viewed by contacting the Zoning Office.