Join Us for the First Annual Scarecrow Contest!Scarecrows will take center stage in downtown Reading in October with the debut of the first annual Scarecrow Contest along … Continue reading
Bavarian PROST! Ein Toast to Our Downtown!You’re invited to celebrate the splendor of autumn on Oct. 19 with “Bavarian Prost!”, a fundraiser filled with fun and … Continue reading
2014 Reading Holiday ParadeSponsorship opportunities ~ 2014 Parade Application ~ 2014 Vendor application
Reading Public Library Teen EventsThe Teen Library is upstairs at the Reading Public Library Main Library at 5th and Franklin Streets. With everything from … Continue reading
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Starting a Business in Downtown ReadingCity Pilot Program Provides Extra Incentive for Small Businesses to Open in Downtown Reading
Two new members join the DID Board of DirectorsThe Reading Downtown Improvement District has two new members who have joined its Board of Directors. Catherine J. Cadwell, Gilbertsville, … Continue reading
New Benches Installed in Downtown ReadingTwenty-six new metal benches have replaced decades-old worn wooden ones in the area of Sixth and Penn streets in downtown … Continue reading
“A Walk Through History” # 6 – Friends’ Meeting House, 112 North Sixth StreetRazed in 1868 – We look southward to the Reading Quaker Meeting House that stood from 1765 to 1868 at … Continue reading
Reading Bridge WorkButtonwood Street Bridge Duration: Fall 2014 – Fall 2016 Scope: Bridge will be closed throughout project Alternative: Use Penn Street Bridge as … Continue reading
DID Escort ServicesCall 484-955-0315 Please be prepared to provide the following information at the time of your request: · Exact time escort … Continue reading
Reading Parking Authority’s New Mobile Parking SystemNew Payment Option Has Arrived at Parking Meters! Motorists now may use Mobile Now to pay for a parking meters in … Continue reading
Downtown Beautification ProjectsWe hope you noticed and appreciate the planters that are hanging from the light poles along Penn Street in downtown … Continue reading
Past News Articles“Push out the Pusher” WFMZ Video ~ Originally aired 4/4/13 “Downtown light poles get a fresh coat of paint” Reading … Continue reading
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2014 Assessment Information
ONLY E-Check (ACH) payments are accepted at this time, Credit card payments are not available. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause. Checks and money orders should be made payable to: Reading DID
Payment due dates:
2% Discount If paid by April 30, 2014
Flat Rate If paid by June 30, 2014
10% Penalty If paid after June 30, 2014
Optional Installment Plan:
Installment #1 Due by April 30, 2014
Installment #2 Due by June 15, 2014
Installment #3 Due by July 31, 2014
Installment #4 Due by August 15, 2014
Installment payments include a $5.00 administrative fee per payment. Late installment payments are subject to penalties.
D.I.D. Authority Board Meetings
Reading Main Street/Downtown Promotion & Marketing Meetings
The Reading Downtown Improvement District Authority, together with the Reading Main Street Program, routinely hold Downtown Promotion & Marketing meetings to promote downtown Reading.
These meetings, which are held the third Tuesday of each month at 7:45 am., are open to anyone interested in promoting downtown Reading.
The next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 21 at 7:45 a.m. at the Outside In, 601 Penn Street, 2nd floor.