different futures

Lancaster County is projected to grow by 130,000 people (give or take) in the next 25 years. The following scenarios show different ways to manage that growth. Which scenario represents the future you want to see?



Recent development trends continue. Growth is directed into existing growth areas. Half of land development is in growth areas, half in rural areas.


A majority of development is directed into existing growth areas. Development in rural areas has decreased and land conservation has intensified.


Growth is focused on existing communities and corridors, new greenfield development is compact and walkable, and rural landscapes are protected.