Eastern Gateway Initiatives

Priority Development Area Goals

These initiatives are guided by the Reading Economic Development Action Plan (EDAP) 2016-2022, which recommends the following actions for the Town to pursue in this geographic area:

  • Adopt local policies and practices that will facilitate compact development and mixed-use in transit accessible areas
  • Enhance walkability and connectivity within and between priority redevelopment areas 
  • Build community and activate public spaces through cultural economic development and placemaking initiatives
  • Attract and retain existing local businesses
  • Brand and market Reading to attract new investment and customers
  • Promote public/private partnerships and collaboration to maximize 

Context Map of the Eastern Gateway and Downtown Reading

  1. Projects
  2.  "The Yard" Design Ideas

Click on the project tabs to learn more about each Eastern Gateway initiative.