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CURRENT HAPPENINGS
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Reading Area Transportation Study Joint Technical and Coordinating Committee Meeting May 19, 2022

There will be a Joint meeting of the Reading Area Transportation Study Technical Committee and Coordinating Committee on Thursday, May 19 beginning at 1:00 p.m. as a virtual meeting using Microsoft Teams/YouTube.  Information on how to participate in this meeting and provide comments, as well as meeting materials can be found by clicking here​.  Please note that some meeting materials may not be available until the close of business on Tuesday, May 17, 2022.​
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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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Reading Regional Airport Survey

Have you taken the RDG Strategic Plan – Questionnaire? If not, there’s still time.

BBP Solutions is working with the Reading Regional Airport on a strategic plan to help determine a vision for their future, as well as identify priority goals and objectives for the airport. A part of this process includes conducting a confidential stakeholder survey to gather additional perspectives and ideas. 
 
Your participation in this survey is completely voluntary.  All of your responses will be kept confidential.  They will only be used for statistical purposes and will be reported only in aggregated form.  
 
The full survey will take 2-3 minutes to complete.
To participate, please click on the following link: QUESTIONNAIRE
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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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South Central Transit Authority Proposed FFY 2021-2022 Program of Projects
 
SCTA is the designated recipient of the federal Section 5307 and 5339 funds for public transportation, facilities, vehicles and services located in the Lancaster, PA and Reading, PA Urbanized Areas.  As the designated recipient and based on federal guidelines, SCTA is required to draft a Program of Projects identifying the proposed projects to be advanced with the designated funds.

Two public hearings will be held.  If you wish to comment on the proposed Program of Projects and cannot attend the public hearings, written comments may be submitted to SCTA. 

For more information on the public hearing dates and locations, where to submit written comments, as well as the Proposed FFY 2021-2022 Program of Projects please click 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
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Phone: 610-478-6300
Fax: 610-478-6316
 
Hours:  Monday thru Friday
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
 

Email:
Planning@countyofberks.com

 
 

 

 

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