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The last townhouses available in Glen Ridge

Planning Commission Assistant Director Ashley Showers, recently promoted Planner III Laura Mursch and I were treated to a tour of one of the last townhouses available in Glen Ridge. VP Lisa Forino Hermanovich was kind enough to meet us on site and President Tony Forino and Director of Business Development Nathan Pletscher surprised us by stopping by as well.
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BCPC transportation staff hard at work removing counters from County Roads. 

PennDOT requires BCPC staff to conduct 75 traffic counts each year.  Counting traffic volumes and vehicle types is important to ensuring PennDOT and stakeholders have accurate data to use in decision making.  If interested in traffic volumes near you, please visit https://gis.penndot.gov/TIRe, PennDOT's Traffic Information Repository.

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League of Women Voters Housing Forum
at Albright College Thursday, June 9th

Executive Director David Hunter was honored to be one of the panelists at the Berks County League of Women Voters Housing Forum held at Albright College. Pictured with one other speaker, Albright Professor Kennon Rice, head of their Urban Affairs Dept., and Brittney Baker Shurr, Executive for the Reading-Berks Association of Realtors.

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Opportunity to Provide Input!  Reading Area Transportation Study
Draft FFY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program
Draft 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan
Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis
Draft Environmental Justice Summary

The Reading Area Transportation Study Coordinating Committee announces the availability for citizens, local governments and interested organizations to review and comment on the Draft FFY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Draft 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Draft Air Quality Conformity Analysis, and Draft Environmental Justice (EJ) Summary.  These are planning documents that list various roadway, public transit, and off-road transportation projects and planning efforts in Berks County proposed over the next 4 and 23 years, respectively.  

Comments will be accepted beginning Wednesday, June 1, 2022 through the close of business on Friday, July 1, 2022.  

A virtual public meeting was held on June 14, 2022.  A link to the meeting presentation can be found here​ until the close of the public comment period on July 1, 2022. 

To review the draft documents, instructions for providing comments, and information regarding the live virtual public meeting, please click here​.​
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Opportunity to Provide Input!  PennDOT Virtual Plans Display for U.S. 222 Widening Project in Berks County 

PennDOT announced and invites the public to participate in a public plans display for a project to widen U.S. 222 in Maidencreek and Richmond Townships in Berks County.  The plans display will show corridor modifications, environmental features, and the anticipated construction schedule.  Proposed improvements consist of widening U.S. 222 from Schaeffer Road in Maidencreek Township to the Kutztown Bypass in Richmond Township.  For more information and to comment on the plans display, please visit PennDOT's website by clicking here​.​
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The Planning Commission's Assistant Director, Ashley Showers recently visited bctv.org to elaborate on the Berks County Greenway Planning Progress.

Please click here ​to view the full video.

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April 19th, the Planning Commission went to Gauker Farms to learn some insight into the beef cattle industry. A special thank you to our Vice-Chair, Jodi Gauker for being a wonderful host.

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The 2021 Annual Report

The Berks County Planning Commission 2021 Annual Report is now available and can be viewed here.

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Schuylkill RIver Passenger Rail Authority
The Tri-County Passenger Rail Committee, a nine-member group comprised of one County Commissioner ​from Berks, Chester and Montgomery Counties, and other local leaders, is recommending the formation of the Schuylkill River Passenger Rail Authority (SRPRA). The Commissioners voted to advertise a public hearing on the creation of the SRPRA proposal on April 21, 2022.

​For more information please click the image below to view our PowerPoint presentation.

Please click here​ for a list of FAQ's

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In an effort to provide the best service possible, the Berks County Planning Commission strongly recommends contacting Michelle Franklin at 610-478-6300 ext. 6305 prior to subdivision/land development plan endorsement.  

To review the information our office needs to complete an endorsement, pursuant to the MPC, please click here.  

To view and print the Recorder of Deeds Plan Submission Form, please click here​
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Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.


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 Friday
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.





If you have business with the Planning Commission, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 610-478-6300.​