What is places2040?

It's a roadmap to the Lancaster County we all want to see in 2040.


Lancaster County is a special place — and places like this don’t just happen. If we want Lancaster County to remain a great place, we have to plan ahead. 

Just as businesses need a business plan, communities need a plan that sets goals and objectives for the future. We need to take stock of where we are, consider where we’re going, and how we’re going to get there.

All counties in Pennsylvania — and most municipalities — have a comprehensive plan that establishes a vision for the community.


Comprehensive Plans:


The Lancaster County Planning Commission (LCPC) is facilitating the places2040 process, and has prepared a draft plan for possible adoption by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners.