Materials from our Public Hearings held Dec 2023 - Feb 2024

A series of formal Public Hearings were held by CPDC in order to prepare the proposed zoning amendments to take to April Town Meeting 2024. Materials from those hearings are linked below. The outcome of those Public Hearings was the decision to pause the path forward in order to have staff fully test alternatives for comparison with the existing proposal, which remains the primary option for compliance. 

Prior Public Hearing on February 5: Materials from this meeting are below. A recording of this event as recorded by RCTV can be found here

Prior Public Hearing on January 22: Materials from this meeting are below. A recording of this event as recorded by RCTV can be found here

Prior Public Hearing on December 18: Materials from this meeting are below. A recording of the event as recorded by RCTV can be found here

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1. What is the MBTA Communities law (3A)?
2. What does this mean for Reading specifically?
3. How did the state calculate our requirements?
4. Do we currently comply with the law?
5. Why should we comply?
6. By-right Development & Site Plan Review
7. What are Reading’s existing housing goals?
8. How does compliance work?
9. Why can’t we use Accessory Dwelling Units to comply?
10. Can we just zone over existing apartment complexes?
11. Where are we in the process?
12. Survey Results
13. Materials from our Knowledge Series held Fall 2023
14. Materials from our Public Hearings held Dec 2023 - Feb 2024
15. I’m concerned about the impacts of future construction
16. Historic Properties
17. When do we have to build units?
18. What happens after the new zoning is adopted by Town Meeting?
19. This is the first I’m hearing of this; how have you been informing the public?
20. General Zoning Considerations & Definitions
21. Helpful Studies and Links
22. Local Data, Resources, and Documents