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Welcome to the Office of County Planning
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.
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The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is seeking your input!  By participating in PennDOT's 2017 Highway Safety Survey, you will be providing valuable data that can be used in the planning process to help reduce fatalities and injuries on roadways.
Click HERE to take the survey!
Last updated: May 30, 2017
The Mount Penn Master Plan Now Available!
The final edits have been completed and the final plan is available in PDF.
Click Here to view the Final Plan.
Click Here to view the High Resolution Version (good for printing).
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 Construction has begun at U.S. 222 and PA 662.
Click here for additional information on roundabouts.
Your #1 resource to stay updated on bridge improvement
projects to support Greater Reading.
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Decorative LineFEMA Floodplain Viewer Available
In an effort to assist anyone affected by the changes to the FEMA Flood Hazard Zone maps that were adopted July 3, 2012, a new interactive web map is available to anyone with internet access on desktop and mobile devices. The web map uses digital floodplain data provided by FEMA as well as Berks County digital data. The interactive web map is to be used as reference only.
Desktop Link:  Berks County Floodplain Viewer
Mobile Link:  Berks County Mobile Floodplain Viewer

Contact Information

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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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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