Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of County Planning
Shannon L. Rossman, AICP, Executive Director
 
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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PennDOT Public Plans Display
State Route 12 Warren Street Bypass Betterment Project
Provide your input at the PennDOT public plans display for the State Route 12 Betterment Project. The project extends from the Tulpehocken Creek bridge east past to the Spring Valley Road Interchange to the end of the concrete pavement surface near the municipal boundary between Muhlenberg Township and Alsace Township. The public plans display is from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on April 25, 2018 in Council Chambers Room at Reading City Hall.  Click the heading above for more information.
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Transit Development Plan
The South Central Transit Authority (SCTA) is developing a Transit Development Plan (TDP) that includes service recommendations for BARTA. Open houses were held on April 17th and April 19th to unveil the plan. There's still time to provide your input! Click on the heading above to view the draft services recommendations and provide your comments to SCTA by May 4, 2018.
 
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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:  April 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

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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