ABOUT

The City of Lancaster is in the process of updating their comprehensive plan, which was last prepared in 1993. The comprehensive plan will serve as a foundation for decision-making as it relates to future development, with a focus on community outreach to help understand what is most important to the local community. We look forward to the community's participation in the planning process.

Click here to see our comprehensive plan brochure.

WHAT IS A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN?

THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN WILL:

  • Identify what's important to our community (such as  housing, parks, and transportation).

  • Guide our City's development over the next ten years.

  • Help leaders make key decisions on the issues that affect residents' daily lives.

  • Prioritize funding and resources.

PLANNING IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE:

  • Helps us set and achieve our goals.

  • Puts the community's voice into government.

  • Creates space for community discussion.

  • Allows the City to receive and allocate funding.

WHO PREPARES THE PLAN?

  • Community Partners

  • Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC)  

  • City Staff

  • The Consultant Team

  • The Whole Community! 

Why now?

The last City comprehensive plan was completed in 1993 – nearly 30 years ago!

TIMELINE

INVENTORY + ANALYSIS

Understand the City's key assets, opportunities and challenges

GOALS + POLICIES

Create a framework of actionable items to realize the vision and future land use plan

SUMMER - FALL 2021

FALL - WINTER 2021

SPRING 2022

SUMMER - FALL 2022

FALL - WINTER 2022

VALUES AND PRIORITIES

Establish the guiding values and future community vision

FUTURE LAND USE PLAN

Identify areas for development and growth

ADOPTION + IMPLEMENTATION

Identify responsible parties and a timeframe for implementation