Urban Strategy

The Urban Growth Area (UGA) Strategy builds on Lancaster County's present growth management program, which has resulted in adoption of 13 urban growth areas, involving 43 municipalities within the county. These UGAs focus growth where services currently exist or are anticipated in the future.

Key Objectives
  • Increase the proportion, density, and intensity of development in UGAs.
  • Place a new emphasis on compatible reinvestment, infill, and redevelopment.
  • Improve the character and form of new development in UGAs.
  • Increase housing choice and affordability.
  • Increase employment opportunities.