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 January 25, 2021, 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.
 
  • All Berks County Employees and anyone entering county buildings must wear a mask or they will be denied entrance.  County of Berks Offices are currently open only to individuals with appointments and to conduct essential business.  Essential business refers to those functions that cannot be postponed or conducted remotely.
  • If you have COVID-19 questions you may still email them to COVID@countyofberks.com.
     
David N. Hunter, Sr., AICP, Executive Director
Decorative LineBerks County Planning Commission Meeting April 14, 2021
 
The Berks County Planning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 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 LineOpportunity to Provide Input!

The State Transportation Commission (STC) and PennDOT have announced the public comment period for the 2023 12-Year Program Update is now open through April 14, 2021!  An Online Public Forum will be held on March 23, 2021 at 6:30 PM.  Completion of the survey is important in that the results are shared with your local planning agencies (in Berks County this is the Reading Area Transportation Study) for incorporation into local plans!
Taking the survey is important in that:
  • Travel habits throughout the Commonwealth can be quantified.
  • Users are asked to share their transportation priorities and prioritize how they would distribute limited funds.
  • Users are provided the opportunity to suggest alternative funding sources.
  • Users have the opportunity to share a particular project or problem area that is important to them.  If a project already exists in that area, the survey will inform the user about that project.

You can access the survey, view the 2021 Transportation Performance Report, and learn more about the Online Public Forum by visiting https://talkpatransportation.com/
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).
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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