What’s Happening Around Town
New! Financial Resources Guide for Downtown BusinessesThe City of Reading has published a new brochure that lists financial, technical and educational resources to start or grow … Continue reading
Scarecrow Contest a Hayraising Time!Thanks to everyone who participated in the first annual Scarecrow Contest in downtown Reading! A colorful, imaginative assortment of characters … Continue reading
2014 Reading Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony — New Updates!Sponsorship Opportunities~ 2014 Parade Application ~ 2014 Vendor application Just around the corner — the 2014 Reading Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting … Continue reading
LouisLong @ GAPSABOUT US: GAPS (Gallery Above Penn Square) is a non for profit organization dedicated to the advancement of artistic talent hand … Continue reading
In the news
Downtown Improvement District to help with security at Reading Royals gamesRead the Reading Eagle article here.
Reading Downtown Improvement District running scarecrow contestRead the Reading Eagle article here.
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 — Reading Quaker Meeting HouseThis view is looking southward to the Reading Quaker Meeting House that stood from 1765 to 1868 at the southwest … 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 Ambassador Escorts AvailableIf you need a DID Ambassador to escort you while in downtown Reading, please call 484-955-0315. Please be prepared to … 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, November 18 at 7:45 a.m. at the Outside In, 601 Penn Street, 2nd floor.