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Zoning Hearing Board

 

 

Mission: To establish a precise and detailed plan for the use of land in the City of Reading and is enacted to promote and to protect the public health, safety, morals, comfort, convenience, and general welfare of the people in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code, Act of 1968, P.L. 805, No. 247, as reenacted and amended, and to implement and foster the land development and use policies indicated in the adopted City of Reading Comprehensive Plan.

Meetings: 2023 Meeting schedule page

Liaison:  Zoning Administrator, 610-655-6326

Bill No. 7, February 6, 1957, Bill 49, November 10, 1971, Bill No. 21-81, May 27, 1981 (increased number to 5). Bill 19, June 25, 2001

Term: One expiration per year January 

  5 Members at least 1 but no more than 3 Alternates 5 Year Term
  Date Appointed Date Reappointed Term Expiration
Philip Rabena - chair 01/13/1987 05/14/2018 01/01/2023
Jeffrey Gattone 12/22/2008 05/14/2018 01/01/2023
Jared Barcz 09/09/2013 08/26/2019 01/01/2024
Thomas A. Fox 09/13/2004 01/14/2019 01/01/2024
William Harst 01/10/2011 02/24/2020 01/01/2025
Alternates:      
Charles Jones  02/28/2022    01/01/2027
Vacant      

Zoning Hearing Board Appeal Checklist and Application

CITY OF READING

ZONING HEARING BOARD MEETING

 

2023 SCHEDULE

Following is the meeting schedule for the City of Reading Zoning Hearing Board. Regular meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. on the meeting Date indicated below.

Meetings will be held via Zoom and/or in person as City policies allow. Participants must register in advance with the Zoning Administrator at least one day before the hearings.

      Application Deadline                       Meeting Date                                     Decision Expected

 

December 16, 2022                             January 11, 2023                     February 8, 2023

January 13, 2023                                 February 8, 2023                     March 8, 2023

February 10, 2023                               March 8, 2023                         April 12, 2023            

March 17, 2023                                   April 12, 2023                         May 10, 2023

April 14, 2023                                     May 10, 2023                          June 14, 2023

May 19, 2023                                      June 14, 2023                          July 12, 2023             

June 16, 2023                                      July 12, 2023                          August 09, 2023

July 14, 2023                                      August 09, 2023                     September 13, 2023   

August 18, 2023                                 September 13, 2023                October 11, 2023

September 15, 2023                            October 11, 2023                    November 8, 2023     

October 13, 2023                                November 8, 2023                  December 13, 2023                

November 17, 2023                            December 13, 2023                 January 10, 2024        

 

Complete applications received by close of business on the Application Date will be scheduled for the corresponding Meeting Date unless notice is otherwise provided. Applications should be mailed to the City of Reading Zoning Office, 815 Washington Street, Room 1-25, Reading, PA  19601. For questions about application requirements or meeting procedures, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 610-655-6505.


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