Community Corner

Getting to a Complete Community

Manheim Township is updating its Comprehensive Plan (the Plan)! The Plan serves as a guide for managing change in both the short term and long-term including land use policies, our public facilities, and the services necessary to support the Township's growth.

Please take our brief survey and share it with your neighbors and friends in the Township. Your voices will help shape the future of Manheim Township!

This is the first of two surveys we will be conducting for the Comprehensive Plan. Sign up for our email newsletters or text alerts to be the first to know when Survey #2 is open this spring!

Take the survey - https://bit.ly/48H13eW

Realice la Encuesta - https://bit.ly/3vCcc2j

Swing by the Manheim Township Public Library on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 am – 1 pm for our Comprehensive Plan Pop-Up Event! Join us for a fun interactive activity to show how you’d like the Township to grow and have your voice heard by taking our quick Comprehensive Plan survey. We hope to see you there!

Take the Survey
Manheim Survey Social 2
Realice la Encuesta

Help Us Spread the Word! 

We encourage residents and stakeholders of Manheim Township to use our Survey Communications Toolkit to help us spread the word.

By sharing these messages through your personal or organizational channels, you’ll help us reach your neighbors, community members, and friends. We want to hear from all voices to guide the Plan development and future of Manheim Township.

Additional Upcoming Efforts

  • Continued monthly meetings with the Comprehensive Plan Committee.
  • Two rounds of focus groups will be conducted to ensure a range of voices are heard during the research and data collection period.
  • A more in-depth survey this spring to collect community feedback for the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Three pop-up events will be held to gather feedback on the planning process.
  • A public open house will be held to inform the public and solicit feedback as the Comprehensive Plan is being developed.

About the Comprehensive Plan Process

In 2023-2025, Manheim Township will be conducting an update of its Comprehensive Plan for consistency with the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC), the places2040 County Comprehensive Plan, the Connects2040 County Transportation Plan, the Lancaster County Active Transportation Plan, and the comprehensive plans of neighboring municipalities.

A fundamental principle of the Comprehensive Plan update process is to ensure future growth in the Township is shaped with the input, guidance, and consent of all our citizens through a robust outreach process that will be inclusive for a Township as diverse as ours. The Township also needs to acknowledge the needs of all its residents regardless of geographic location. Inclusiveness is not only about respecting the traditional definitions of diversity.

The two-year process will involve staff in each department, Boards and Commissions, and an enhanced community engagement process. The goal is to adopt the updated plan in mid-late 2025.