Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of County Planning
  • ​All Berks County employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  If you have questions related to COVID-19, you may email them to COVID@countyofberks.com or visit www.doyourpartberks.com.
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If you have business with the Planning Commission, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 610-478-6300.
 
David N. Hunter, Sr., AICP, Executive Director
Decorative LineBerks County Planning Commission Meeting October 13, 2021
 
The Berks County Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM will be a virtual meeting.  Information on how to participate in this meeting, as well as meeting materials can be found by clicking here​. ​
Decorative LineBerks County Planning Commission Subdivision & LDP Endorsements
 
In an effort to provide the best service possible, the Berks County Planning Commission strongly recommends calling our office prior to arrival for endorsement of any subdivision and land development plans.  

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​
Decorative LineOpportunity to Provide Input!
 
PennDOT's 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Freight Movement Plan (FMP) are available now for public comment!  The public comment period is open from September 20 - October 19, 2021.  PennDOT's LRTP is updated every 6 to 10 years and looks ahead twenty years to establish multimodal strategic directions for Pennsylvania's transportation system.  PennDOT's FMP proposes strategies, recommends policies, and identifies projects to improve multimodal freight movement.  To learn more and to provide comments, please visit PennDOT's website by clicking here​.  
Decorative LinePennDOT Virtual Plans Display for Multiple Bridges on Old Route 22 in Upper Bern and Upper Tulpehocken Townships
 
PennDOT invites the public to a virtual plans display for a project to replace seven bridges on Old Route 22 in Upper Bern and Upper Tulpehocken Townships in Berks County.  The project is currently in design and construction work is anticipated to occur in 2023 and 2024.  The purpose of the plans display is to introduce the project and solicit public input, questions, or concerns regarding the project.  

For more information and to view the virtual plans display, please click here.
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Our Executive Director, David N. Hunter, Sr., and Senior Planner, Michelle Franklin, were happy to meet PA Secretary of Agriculture, Russel Redding, at the Morris Farm in Bethel Township on Thursday, August 19, 2021.  Secretary Redding was "in town" to celebrate the preservation of 600,000 acres of farmland in PA.  Thanks to Commissioner Christian Leinbach and Department of Agriculture Executive Director, Tami Hildebrand, for their leadership.
Decorative LineBerks County Planning Commission Annual Report

Check out the Berks County Planning Commission Annual Report for 2019 and 2020 by clicking here​​.

Decorative LineBCPC Residential Development Report 2015-2020
 
Check out the Berks County Planning Commission's report on endorsed and un-endorsed residential development for 2015-2020 by clicking here​.
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LTAP is continuing to offer classes virtually for at least the first three months of 2021.  Please log in to the LTAP website: https://gis.penndot.gov/LTAP/default.aspx to register for classes.  If you need assistance to login or to become a registered user please feel free to contact Matt McGough at 610-478-6300 ext. 6306 or contact LTAP directly at 1-800-FOR-LTAP.
Decorative LineDreibelbis Station Bridge Rehabilitation
 
Check out the video to view the rehabilitation of the historic Dreibelbis Station Covered Bridge spanning the Maiden Creek between Greenwich and Windsor Townships.

 


Check out our video showing us doing our part to Stop the Spread!  Click the image or link above to watch the video on YouTube.
Decorative LineBerks County Source Water Protection Program
 
Protecting our drinking water supplies through cooperative efforts.
 
 
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.
Decorative LineFarmers' 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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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.

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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