BRPC assists in the development of master and comprehensive plans, zoning bylaws, and other land use projects including review of site-specific development projects.
Community Development, Housing and Regional Services
BRPC supports strategies, programs and projects that strengthen our region through housing rehabilitation and development and promote efficient use of municipal resources.
Data & Information Services
BRPC provides Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping services, data analysis, and manages Berkshire Benchmarks, the region’s data clearinghouse.
BRPC coordinates with federal, state, regional and local partners to pursue economic development strategies, programs, and projects that encourage investment in our region.
Emergency Preparedness Planning
BRPC guides emergency preparedness through multi-agency coordination for improved regional resiliency in two areas: public health, including public health emergency preparedness, and the natural environment, including hazard mitigation plans and municipal vulnerability assessments.
Environmental & Energy Planning
BRPC supports strategies, programs and projects that strengthen and protect the natural and built environment through local and regional initiatives including Brownfields assessments and cleanups, stormwater management, climate adaptation and resiliency, clean and efficient energy, and Green Communities.
BRPC delivers public health and wellness support through coordination of regional partnerships such as the Berkshire Public Health Alliance and Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative.
BRPC participates in regional initiatives related to topics such as public education and access to broadband, and operates a regional Group Purchasing Program.
BRPC performs regional transportation planning and assists communities with traffic studies, bicycle and pedestrian (Compete Streets) initiatives, conducts traffic counts, address safety issues and develops innovative transportation solutions to improve mobility for residents.
BRPC's Administration staff provide financial management, support to Programs and Initiatives, and support to the Commission's policy body.