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 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.
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.
Long Range Transportation Plan Call for Public Review & Comment
The 2021 Mercer County Long Range Transportation Plan is now available for public review and comment. Please review the document and submit your comments via the online survey form.
The MCRPC will hold their next regularly scheduled monthly meeting September 28, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Meeting materials will be posted approximately 1-2 weeks prior to the meeting. Due to rising COVID-19 cases in the County the September MCRPC Mtg. will be virtual only. The MCRPC plans to return to in person meetings as soon as possible. Please remember that depending on your individual phone plan that there may be a cost when calling in to attend the virtual meeting. In addition to the virtual meeting the public can make comments on agenda items via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or via regular mail sent to 2491 Highland Rd.. Hermitage, PA 16148.
September MCRPC Mtg.
Tue, Sep 28, 2021 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM (EDT)
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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.)
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.