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.
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.
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The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) has prepared a Proposed FFY 2017-18 Program of Projects identifying proposed projects to be advanced with designated federal funds that are allocated to the Lancaster, PA and Reading, PA Urbanized Areas.  Two public hearings will be held on the proposed Program of Projects.  For more information, click the heading above.
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PennDOT is seeking public input regarding bicycling and walking in Pennsylvania.  As part of updating their statewide Master Plan, they will use the input to create a framework for improving walking and bicycling conditions throughout PA.  Take the survey by clicking 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:  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.
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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 has begun at U.S. 222 and PA 662.
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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