Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of County Planning

 
Mission
The Berks County Planning Commission serves as the area-wide planning organization for Berks County. The Commission provides a regional blueprint for land use, transportation and community facilities. It assists local units of government with development and preservation activities and provides guidance to the Berks County Board of Commissioners and other departments of county government. The Commission and its professional staff also serve as community advisors for modern planning practices and advocates for sound regional growth management. Finally, since the Commission is involved with a range of activities with a number of partners, it plays a very important coordinating role in community development issues and projects.
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The BCPC will hold a public open house meeting to describe and seek input on the Berks County Comprehensive Plan 2030 Update Draft, on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Berks County Agricultural Center, 1238 County Welfare Road, Leesport, PA 19533.  Planning Commission staff will be available to explain the Plan Draft, answer questions and record your comments.  For questions, please call the Planning Commission at 610-478-6300.  If any person with a disability wishes to request that special accommodations be made, they are asked to contact us.  The Plan Draft is available for review directly below this notice.
 
We've made a few changes to the plan since our first public comment period.  Check out the changes made to Future Land Use and the other changes made throughout the text.
 
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BARTA Postpones Route and Schedule Changes
 
BARTA approved route and schedule changes have been POSTPONED until later this fall.  The current schedule will remain until a new date for the schedule changes is announced by BARTA.  Click the heading above to view the BARTA postponement announcement.
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Berks County Source Water Protection Program
Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
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The Mount Penn Master Plan Now Available!  Visit this website to view the Master Plan and to learn more about the Mount Penn Preserve events, meetings, and initiatives.
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Farmers' Markets Presentation: Presented during the August 9, 2017 Planning Commission meeting. Click to view--Supermarket/Grocery Store map (pdf), Farmers Markets (pdf), SNAP Approved Retailers (pdf), Accessibility for Low Income Areas (pdf), Google Map of Farmers' Markets, and the Presentation (pdf).
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Construction was completed last year on the roundabout at U.S. 222 and PA 662 in Richmond Township.  This intersection has been a major success in reducing congestion and improving safety.  Additionally, construction should begin in April, 2019 for two additional roundabouts to be located at the intersections of PA 73 and PA 662 on either side of the Village of Oley.  Bids are also expected to be opened in the summer of 2019 for two additional roundabouts on U.S. 222 at Genesis Drive/Tamarack Boulevard and at U.S. 222 and Schaeffer Road.  Bids will also be opened this summer on another project to place a roundabout at U.S. 222 and PA 863/Schantz Road in Lehigh County just across the Berks County line.
 
Multi-Lane Roundabouts, General Information and Driving Tips for Motorists  Roundabouts, General Information for Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Click here for additional information on roundabouts.
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Your #1 resource to stay updated on bridge improvement projects to support Greater Reading.
 
 

Contact Information

Address:
Berks County Planning Commission
Berks County Services Center 14th Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
 
Phone: 610-478-6300
Fax: 610-478-6316
 
Hours:  Monday thru Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
 

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