I’m concerned about the impacts of future construction


We’ve been working with DPW and Engineering using our build-out scenarios. They feel confident that our current water and sewer systems would be able to handle those proposed increases for the foreseeable future. Additional investment and upgrades would be dependent upon the location and pace of any future construction.


There is no correlation between construction and increased school enrollment. That statement is supported by data analysis by MAPC.

Overall enrollment in Reading has been trending downward over the last decade and the State projects that enrollment will continue to follow this pattern. We defer any specific questions about enrollment to the School Committee and Superintendent.

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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. In a few sentences, what are the zoning changes being put forth?
16. Proposed Dimensional Controls for the New District
17. I’m concerned about the impacts of future construction
18. When do we have to build units?
19. What happens after the new zoning is adopted by Town Meeting?
20. This is the first I’m hearing of this; how have you been informing the public?
21. General Zoning Considerations & Definitions
22. Helpful Studies and Links
23. Local Data, Resources, and Documents