Land Use Studies <BACK
WHAT HAS HAPPENED WITH THE LAND USE STUDY SO FAR?
The PA 23 EIS Project Team planners looked at how land is being used today.
What are communities like? How has development occurred? This information helped
identify land that is more suitable for development (i.e. land zoned for development,
or within growth areas) and land that is less suitable for development (i.e. floodplains
and agricultural easements).
The project team also studied Lancaster County's projections to see how many
new people and jobs are expected to be in the area by the year 2030 (the project's
design year) without the influence of a transportation improvement. Then they
calculated how many acres of land it might take to provide houses and jobs for
these new people. This information is shown on project mapping below.
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