what is places2040?

a comprehensive plan and vision
for how we want Lancaster County to look and feel 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.




Lancaster County Planning Commission (LCPC) is facilitating the creation of places2040, and will ultimately be writing the plan.  LCPC will prepare this plan for adoption by the Lancaster County Board of Commissioners. Our partners provide us with their expert insights for creation of the plan, and we'l go about implementing our goals once the plan is written.