Shannon L. Rossman, AICP, Executive Director
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.
Draft Berks County Comprehensive Plan 2030 Update
The Smart Growth Alliance of Berks County would like to recognize a smart growth development, project, and/or individuals or groups that have distinguished themselves by achieving and/or promoting smart growth principles at its Annual Awards Program on October 16, 2018. If you know of a person, project, or organization that deserves recognition, please nominate them today! Nominations are due by Friday, August 31, 2018. Click the heading above for the project narrative and nomination form.
The Berks County Planning Commission has updated its comprehensive plan. The draft plan is currently available for review and comment. Comments can be submitted to the Berks County Planning Commission via email or to the mailing address listed in the contact information section at the bottom of this page.
At the May 24, 2018 Berks County Commissioners Board Meeting, the Commissioners approved a new Subdivision and Land Development Review Fee Schedule that will be applied to all plan submission received July 1, 2018. For the new fee schedule, click the heading above. For more information about the new fee schedule, click HERE
The Reading Area Transportation Study (RATS) is looking for your feedback on several draft documents including the Draft FFY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program, Draft FFY 2017 - 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Chapter 4 Update, Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis and Draft Environmental Justice Summary. Comments will be accepted Monday, June 4, 2018 through the close of business on Friday, July 6, 2018. Click the heading above for more information and to access the draft documents.
Berks County Source Water Protection Program
Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
Last updated: June 6, 2018
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.
Roundabouts are coming to U.S. 222. Are you prepared?
Construction is estimated to be completed at US 222 and PA 662 around the end of July, 2018. Additionally, bids are scheduled to be opened for roundabouts at the intersections of PA 73 and PA 662 both east and west of the Village of Oley later this fall with the majority of the construction occurring in 2019.
Click here for additional information on roundabouts.
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