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In recent years, Lancaster County has consistently experienced significant growth in jobs, housing, and population making it one of the fastest growing counties in the region and the United States. The Lancaster 2040 Comprehensive Plan process will provide a long-range strategic vision and direction to guide how the county grows and develops over the next 10 to 20 years.


Specifically, the Lancaster 2040 planning process will focus on developing recommendations for the distinct geographic regions of the county: the Panhandle, Greater Lancaster, Southern Lancaster, and the county as a whole (see the Planning Areas map). Each area will consider the ten specific planning elements required by the State of South Carolina's Comprehensive Planning Enabling Act: population, economic development, natural resources, cultural resources, community facilities, housing, land use, transportation, priority investments, and resiliency.


This website serves the home base for you to learn more about the planning process, review previous meeting information, and find ways to stay involved.