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About MCRPC

Our mission is rooted in the Municipalities Planning Code. We assist our 39 member municipalities to undertake and implement a variety of community and economic development plans/projects each year. Our 7 member staff is available to help you with all your municipal planning needs.

The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission originated in 1952 with seven municipal members. Today MCRPC has 39 member municipalities with 87 individual board seats including Mercer County. Our mission is rooted in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code. Our membership is made up of planning and elected officials and citizens at large.

Our services include, but are not limited to, preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision administration and ordinances, recreation planning, community facility planning, environmental assessments, grant writing and administration for a variety of programs including SCPAP, Communities of Opportunities, Community Revitalization Program, CDBG, PennVest, Keystone recreation, HOME, etc. We also serve as the staff of the Metropolitan Planning Organization for transportation, the Redevelopment Authority of Mercer County, the Rodent Control Program and Mercer County 911 addressing. Our full commission meetings are open to the public and are held each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7: 30 p.m. September through May. (December meeting is held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.)

Planning

Projects

Our services include, but are not limited to, preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning ordinances, subdivision administration and ordinances, recreation planning, community facility planning, environmental assessments, grant writing and administration for a variety of programs including SCPAP, Communities of Opportunities, Community Revitalization Program, CDBG, PennVest, Keystone recreation, HOME, etc

Zoning

and subdivision

Zoning can regulate the use of land; size, height, bulk, erection, removal and use of structures; areas and dimensions of lots, yards, open spaces & separation distances between structures; density of population and intensity of use; and protection of natural resources and agricultural land.

Community

Development

The Community Development Block Grant program is an important funding tool for implementing community plans. Municipalities can regularly apply for funding for qualifying activities and projects. The Mercer County Regional Planning Commission is available to help Mercer County communities apply for funding from this program.

Rooted in our Community

MCRPC is organized as a joint municipal planning commission in accord with Article XI of the Planning Code as existed prior to the amendments of Act 67 of 2000 and grand-fathered by said act.