The Met at Reading Station 40B (f.k.a. Reading Village)

"The Met at Reading Station" - Proposed 40B 31-41 Lincoln Street / 2-12 Prescott Street

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Demolition Documentation

Public Hearing - Closed

The Public Hearing for this project was closed on Thursday, January 19th. The Zoning Board discussed the Draft Decision at their meeting on February 2nd. The Board voted to approve the project on February 21st.

View a copy of the Decision (PDF) filed with the Town Clerk on February 23, 2017.

View Draft Decision - 1-24-17 (PDF)

In April 2015, the proponents for a 40B Project at 39-41 Lincoln Street and 2-12 Prescott Street submitted an Application for Site Eligibility to MassHousing. View the Application for Site Eligibility (PDF).

Town Staff reviewed the Application for Site Eligibility and provided comments on the proposal back to MassHousing. View the Reading Village Comment Letter (PDF)

On August 17, 2015, the Town received a letter from MassHousing deeming the 'Reading Village' project eligible under the requirements. View the Masshousing Reading Village (PDF) letter from MassHousing and their comments.

On January 7, 2016, the project proponent, MKM Reading LLC, submitted an application to the Zoning Board of Appeals in accordance with Chapter 40B for a Comprehensive Permit. Continue reading to see submitted documents, as well as peer review and staff feedback.

On Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7 pm, the Zoning Board of Appeals opened the public hearing on this project at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant Street. The project was also discussed at a joint Board of Selectmen / Community Planning and Development Commission meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2016, and by the Zoning Board of Appeals on Thursday, March 17, 2016, and Thursday, May 12, 2016. Immediately preceding the hearing on May 12th, the Town's 40B Consultant - Beals and Thomas, Inc. - gave a presentation on some of the key tenets of the Chapter 40B process. Click here to view the presentation.

The Zoning Board of Appeals continued the hearing on Thursday, June 23, 2016, and Thursday, July 21, 2016.

On June 21st, the Applicant submitted new plans that include the Brown's Automotive parcel on the corner of Lincoln and Prescott Streets. See below for these plans. At the continued public hearing on June 23, 2016, the Applicant presented the new plans. View the Chapter 40B Comprehensive Permit Overview (PDF)

On June 28th, the Applicant sent staff a revised presentation, which includes dimensions on the Ground Floor Plan (slide Number 12), additional building elevations (slides Number 28 and Number 29), and a revised Shadow Study. View the Reading Prescott Street 06-27-16 Updated Materials (PDF).

Reading Village Documents

New Plans Submitted by Applicant on June 21, 2016 - including the parcel on the corner of Lincoln & Prescott Streets:

  1. New Plans & Information
  2. Old Information From Applicant, Peer Review Reports and Staff Feedback