Bern residents pack meeting on behavioral health center

BERN TWP., Pa. - A plan for a behavioral health center in Berks County is moving forward, despite heated arguments from neighbors.

Dozens of people packed a planning commission meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns about the proposed project.

Tower Health and Acadia Healthcare want to build a center on Route 183 near the Reading Regional Airport.

Neighbors went back and forth with the commission about security, traffic, and other issues.

After the discussion, the commission voted to send a preliminary site plan to the board of supervisors.

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