Welcome to the County of Berks
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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Every day you interact with our state and region's transportation system.  Whether you are driving, walking or biking for work or recreation, you see the things that need improvement along your way.  The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission would like your valuable input in the development of the State's 2021 Twelve Year Transportation Program.  Your responses can be submitted via online survey at http://survey.talkpatransportation.com/#/Survey..  The survey is available from March 11, 2019 to April 26, 2019.  The collected data is shared with counties and local transportation planning partners for evaluation and consideration in their planning documents.  For more information on the State Transportation Commission and the Twelve Year Program, please visit their website at http://www.talkpatransportation.com/
View the PowerPoint presentation (PDF) that was presented at the Berks County Commissioners meeting on March 7, 2019.
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2019 Transportation Work Study Program

The Berks County Planning Commission is currently seeking to fill two work study positions for the summer of 2019. This work study program is designed for a planning/GIS related student. The positions are open until filled. For more information, select the heading above.
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Berks County Source Water Protection Program
Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
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Last updated:  April 16, 2019
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

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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