Welcome to the County of Berks
Welcome to the Office of County Planning
FOR INFORMATION ON THE EMERGING CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SITUATION, CLICK ON THIS LINK www.berksdes.com
 
As of September 8, 2020, County offices still remain closed to the public.  If you have business with the Planning Commission, please contact our office to schedule an appointment at 610-478-6300.
 
  • The Berks County COVID-19 Help Center closed end of day, Friday, June 5, 2020.  If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
David N. Hunter, Sr., AICP, Executive Director
 
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Notice is hereby given that the Reading Area Transportation Study will conduct a Joint Technical and Coordinating Committee meeting on Thursday, September 17, 2020 beginning at 1:00 p.m. as a virtual meeting.  Details on how to participate in this meeting either online or via phone as well as links to the meeting agenda, materials to be discussed and how to provide comments either before or during the meeting can be found by clicking here​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.
Decorative LineNOTIFICATION! Berks County Subdivision/Land Development Endorsement Process (Current as of September 8, 2020)
 
Until further notice, the Berks County Planning Commission is accepting subdivision plans for endorsement by appointment only.  There will be only 3 appointments​ per day.  You can make an appointment with Michelle Franklin at mfranklin@countyofberks.com​.
 
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.​
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Due to the pandemic and the continued uncertainty of when normal operations will resume, the LTAP program has moved to a virtual format for the remainder of the year, 2020.  For more information on courses and how to register, please click here​​.

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Four new LTAP Virtual Drop-In sessions for the fall of 2020 have been scheduled.  These are informal one-hour live sessions focused on networking and sharing information with other municipal roadway personnel.  Information and registration are available on the PennDOT LTAP website on their Bulletin Board located at https://gis.penndot.gov/ltap/​.  
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Tales of Safety Amid COVID-19​

 


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.
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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).
Decorative LineRoundabouts are here and more are coming. Are you prepared?
 
The roundabout at U.S. 222 and PA 662 in Richmond Township has been a major success in reducing congestion and improving safety. Following up on that success, two roundabouts on either side of the Village of Oley at the intersections of PA 73 and PA 662 are scheduled to be completed by October 2020. The roundabout at the eastern intersection of PA 73 and PA 662 is currently open. Roundabouts are also under construction in Maidencreek Township at the intersections of U.S. 222 and Tamarack/Genesis Drive and U.S. 222 and Schaeffer Road. These are estimated to be completed by November 2022. Bids are now scheduled to be opened in February 2020 on another project to place a roundabout at U.S. 222 and PA 863/Schantz Road in Lehigh County just across the Berks County line.
 
Multi-Lane Roundabouts, General Information and Driving Tips for Motorists Roundabouts, General Information for Bicyclists and Pedestrians
Click here for additional information on roundabouts.
Your #1 resource to stay updated on bridge improvement projects to support Greater Reading.
 
 
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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