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.

Why is planning important?

Comprehensive planning helps us set and achieve our goals and puts the community’s voice into government. It creates space for community discussion. It also allows the City to receive and allocate funding.

Who prepares the plan?

The short answer is you! The City of Lancaster is working with community partners, a Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC) made up of residents, City staff, and members of the public to assemble the plan.

What will the comprehensive plan do?

The comprehensive plan will help identify what’s important to our community (such as ¬†housing, parks, and transportation). It will also guide our City’s development over the next ten years. The plan will help leaders make key decisions on the issues that affect residents’ daily lives, as well as prioritize funding and resources.

Comprehensive Plan Committee

The Lancaster Comprehensive Plan Committee (CPC) is helping guide the planning process. This group is comprised of 19 diverse community members who are involved in neighborhood organizations, local business, or community service. Under the guidance of community engagement firm Connect the Dots, this committee has prepared for their role through trainings on community and regional planning; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and decision making and consensus building and is currently meeting monthly to consult with the City on marketing, public engagement, and policy issues from the perspective of a cross section of the community.