531 Main Street 40R Application:
On June 1st 2020, the Town of Reading received a Downtown Smart Growth District (DSGD) 40R Application by ACG RE Reading, LLC. The approved proposal was to redevelop the vacant building at 531 Main Street, the former 'Chronicle Building', into a 4-story mixed-use building with ~700sf of commercial area and 7 residential units. The hearing opened on Monday July 13th, 2020 and was subsequently continued to 8/10/20, 9/14/20, 11/2/20 and 2/8/21. At the February 8, 2021 the hearing was closed and the project was issued a vote of approval.
On January 28, 2022 an application for a Major Plan Change to the approved project was submitted. The proposal was for an adjustment to the building layout and design. The public hearing was opened and closed on 2/28/22 where the CPDC issued a vote of approval for the building modifications.