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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The draft Bicycle and Pedestrian Transportation Plan is in the process of being updated.  To better understand the barriers to walk and bicycling in Berks County, transportation officials are seeking your input.  For more information and to participate in the survey, please select the heading above.
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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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Draft Berks County Comprehensive Plan 2030 Update
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.
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Berks County Source Water Protection Program
Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
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Last updated:  February 21, 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 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.
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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