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Help us plan the future of Lancaster County by getting involved in the Lancaster 2040 Comprehensive Plan process. The Comprehensive Plan will be developed from December 2021 through April 2024 and you can participate through a variety of ways. During this time, we will be holding public meetings, Steering Committee meetings, Planning Area Focus Group meetings, and meetings with the Planning Commission, and County Council. You will also have an opportunity to provide input through online engagement opportunities including a community survey to be conducted through this project website. Please visit this page on a regular basis, or join our email list to stay informed.


Adoption Meetings (Spring 2024)

The Planning Commission held a meeting to recommend the adoption of the Lancaster 2040 Comprehensive Plan on February 15th. The Planning Commission unanimously recommended the Comprehensive Plan to County Council with several minor changes that can be viewed here. On March 25th, the County Council held the first reading and public hearing on the draft Plan. Following the public hearing and discussion, County Council voted to move forward to the second reading. The final draft Plan can be viewed here. The second reading is scheduled for April 8th and the third reading is scheduled for April 22.


Public Meetings to Review Draft Plan (January 2024)

Thank you to the more than 300 people who attended one of the public input meetings which were held in January 2024 regarding the draft Lancaster 2040 Comprehensive Plan. A public input meeting was held in each area of the County.  If you missed the meetings, you can click here to view the presentation, click here to download the handout, or Click here to download and review the draft. You're feedback is important, and we will continue to revise the draft based on input received. You can provide comments by visiting the "Contact Us" tab on this website.


Key Topic Forums Held in September & October 2022

Thank you for joining us in September and October for the key topic forums. The forum topics included Agriculture & Natural Resources, Economic Development, Land Use & Growth Management, and Transportation. Each forum included brief presentations from subject matter experts followed by a panel discussion with the audience. To watch recordings of the meetings, and view presentations, see each forum topic below.



  • September 29 - Economic Development Forum began at 6:30 pm at the Lancaster County Administration Building. If you missed the forum, you can watch a recording here. You can also view the slides from the presentation here.


  • October 13 - Land Use & Growth Management Forum began at 6:30 pm at the USC-Lancaster Bundy Auditorium. If you missed the forum, you can watch a recording here. You can also view the slides from the presentation here.


  • October 27 - Transportation Forum began at 6:30 pm at the CrossRidge Conference & Event Center. If you missed the forum, you can watch the recording here. You can also view the slides  from the presentation here.


First Round of Public Meetings Comes to a Close

Thank you for participating in the first round of public meetings. We had just over 90 people attend one of the in-person meetings in the Panhandle, Greater Lancaster, and Souther Lancaster Areas. We also had over 250 online participants. The information was presented to the Steering Committee on August 9, 2022 and can be viewed here.


Meeting at Del Webb Library          Meeting at the Historic County Courthouse          Meeting at the Heath Springs Train Depot


Community Survey

The community survey is now closed. The survey was open from March 11 to April 11, 2022. Almost 2,000 people participated. The results can be viewed here.