Planning Commission Board

Board Meetings

  • 2:00 PM
  • 1st Wednesday of every month
  • Neshaminy Manor Center (Unless otherwise advertised)
    4th Floor, Robert H. Grunmeier Room
    1260 Almshouse Road
    Doylestown, PA 18901

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

2021 Board Meeting Packets

Archived Board Meeting Packets

Members

  • Tom Tosti, Chairman
  • Richard Donovan, Vice-Chairman
  • Thomas J. Jennings, Esq., Secretary
  • Craig E. Bryson, P.L.A.
  • James J. Keenan
  • David R. Nyman
  • Carol A. Pierce
  • Edward J. Tokmajian
  • Walter S. Wydro

Mission

The Bucks County Planning Commission assists the County Commissioners and all 54 constituent municipalities with the introduction, establishment and administration of sound land use practices and policies that serve to protect the health, safety, and welfare of all County residents, equally, without prejudice, and in accordance with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code.

The BCPC board members serve without compensation and provide guidance and advice on planning and land-use issues. They meet the first Wednesday of every month to transact the business of the commission. State laws, including the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247) and the Sewage Facilities Planning Act (Act 537), require that county planning commissions review plans of the proposed development and sewage facilities. Other state-mandated activities include stormwater management planning for the county's watersheds.

Planning Assistance

The Planning Commission’s staff of professional planners, landscape architects, transportation planners, and GIS specialists, assists townships and boroughs by attending local planning commission meetings to provide advice and guidance and by preparing plans and ordinances in cooperation with local officials and representatives. We assist in formulating, writing, and final production of:

  • Comprehensive Plans
  • Design Guidelines
  • Open Space Plans
  • Park and Recreation Plans
  • Revitalization Plans
  • Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances
  • Wastewater Facility Plans
  • Zoning Ordinances

We also provide general planning assistance to municipal planning commissions which can include site analysis and concept plans for revitalization of underutilized parcels, parks, stormwater management, transportation planning, and analysis of specific planning topics or areas for a municipality.

The Planning Commission works with a variety of local, county, regional, state, and federal agencies, and authorities to disseminate information, provide professional assistance, develop, and implement countywide initiatives, coordinate funding, and ensure municipal compliance with agency guidelines and regulations. To assist with these efforts, staff maintains and oversees the content of the Bucks County Maps & Data Portal which contains numerous interactive maps and GIS data sets for use by the public.