>>Reading Zoning Board Allows Seminary At Historic Property
(Reading, PA) -- A plan to locate a seminary at a historical property is moving forward. The Reading Zoning Board voted yesterday to approve a variance to allow Queen of All Saints Chapel in Brooksville, Florida to use property known as the Caum Home or the William Bitting mansion to house seminarians and priests. The property was most recently used as a bed and breakfast.
>>Reading Board Hears Two Zoning-Relief Requests
(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Zoning Hearing Board is considering two separate zoning-relief requests. The board heard requests yesterday from Berkshire II Real Estate Holdings for a special exemption to convert the Berkshire Building to a mix of residential and commercial units. The city developer also proposed converting the Medical Arts Building downtown into residential units and commercial units. The zoning board is expected to give a decision on November 18th.