Following the places2040 workshops, Lancaster County Planning began a series of regional meetings focused on recalibrating growth area boundaries. These boundaries were first established in partnership with municipalities over 30 years ago.
Growth areas were established adjacent to historical centers of development. These are areas that also have the public services and infrastructure to accommodate future population growth. Urban Growth Areas (UGAs) include a city or borough(s), while Village Growth Areas (VGAs) include a village located outside of UGAs.