Lancaster County is a special place. While it still has the great qualities we all recognize, it’s constantly changing. Over the past 15 years, we’ve seen changes in people, jobs, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and treasured resources. Lancaster County: A Changing Place, 2000-2015 describes the shifting landscape of our community, and how it compares to surrounding counties, the region, state, and nation.
This video is a snapshot of Lancaster County as it exists today, and the journey we’ve taken to get here. It doesn’t offer any solutions to the issues we face, because that’s a discussion for another day. Instead, it serves as a foundation for continued dialogue about the opportunities and challenges in front of us for the next 25 years. What do these changes mean, and what do they tell us about the future?
The purpose of this video is to stimulate informed discussion and innovative thinking about where we’re headed, and how we’re going to get there. It’s the first step in creating places2040, an update to the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan. Every so often, communities need take stock of where they are and establish a new vision for the future. This plan is a chance to ensure that all of us are working together to make Lancaster County a better place.
Join the conversation! Help us ensure a bright future for this county we call home.
Learn more about places2040 at places2040.com
Film by The Infantree and Lamphouse Films.