Calendar of Events

ZHB Public Hearing


Notice is hereby given that the City of Reading, PA Zoning Hearing Board will conduct public hearings on Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 5:30 P.M. 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 St., Reading PA 19601 by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via phone 610-655-6326 no later than 4PM on Tuesday, December 12, 2023. 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, 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).


Appeal #2023-33 – 310 Cedar Street (UPI 09530776926083)

Appeal #2023-34 – 201 S. 6th Street (UPI 04530627884975) 217 S. 6th Street (UPI 04530627885804), 223 S. 6th Street (UPI04530627884890), 225 S. 6th Street (UPI 04530627884798 ), 216 Plum Street (UPI 04530627886817), 218 Plum Street (UPI 04530627886816), 220 Plum Street (UPI 04530627886813), 222 Plum Street (UPI 04530627886812), 224 Plum Street (UPI 4530627886800) and 226 Plum Street (UPI 04530627886708)


Appeal #2023-35 – 1849 Perkiomen Avenue (UPI 16531633570021) God is 1 LLC, c/o Parshotam Sangha, is seeking an appeal of the determination by the Zoning Administrator and Special Exception for increasing the impacts of the non-conforming convenience store by changing the days and hours of operation from Monday through Saturday 9am-5pm and closed Sundays to Monday through Saturday 9am-9pm and 2pm-8pm on Sundays. The subject property is located in the R-3 Residential Zoning District.

Appeal #2023-36 – 317 Franklin Street (UPI 05530626699646) Batista Investments, LLC c/o Antonio Batista is seeking Special Exception for Adaptive Reuse to establish commercial use on the first floor and four (4) apartments on the second and third floors (2 apartments each floor) and to allow modifications to the required off-street parking to allow five (5) parking spaces on site as opposed to the six (6) off-street parking spaces required or in the alternative a Variance from the off-street parking requirements. Should the Board not grant the modification or grant a Variance for the off-street parking, the applicant seeks a Variance for the required walking distance of 300 feet to a separate lot as the proposed parking space is 346 feet from the property. The property is located in the C-C Commercial Core Zoning District.

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.