New Reading-Pagoda sign unveiled with 800 Penn Street Courtyard rehabilitation

The City of Reading celebrated the completion of the 800 Penn Street Courtyard rehabilitation project in Downtown Reading Monday morning with a small dedication ceremony.

The project, which began in March of 2023 included the addition of native trees, benches for limited gatherings, stamped concrete for ADA and commerce, and a new iconic “READING” sign for tourist appeal.

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“The transformation of this courtyard was not just a simple upgrade, but a thoughtful project designed to address various remodeling related concerns” said Mayor Moran during the ceremony.

Watch the full dedication ceremony here: facebook.com/cityreadingpa/videos/912270906828724/

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“Our aim was to breathe new life into this space and I think we accomplished that by creating a welcoming environment that resonates with the heart of our community”

The courtyard rehabilitation project was completed at a cost of $815,000 and was constructed by Depaul and Company. The Reading-Pagoda sign was installed by Signature Signs at a cost of nearly $50,000.

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