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Zoning map changes or text changes to the Zoning Ordinance require a public review process by the Planning Commission and approval from the Board of Commissioners. This process is outlined in the Township Zoning Ordinance and the PA Municipalities Planning Code, Act 247. For more information, please contact the Planning and Zoning Department
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Depending on the nature of the code violation and case and/or whether a particular matter would go before the District Magistrate, the complainant should be made aware of the fact that they may be called to testify as a victim and describe the problem or issues identified in the complaint. Although these situations are very rare, in this situation the complainants identity is no longer confidential. Again, these cases are not common.
1. It is an area appropriate for future development and includes Lancaster City, a Borough, or Village as the core area.
2. Residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial, and institutional development are permitted or planned for this area.
3. Public infrastructure services are provided or planned for in this area with sufficient capacity to support the intended density and intensity of development.
The Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan defines two types of Designated Growth Areas, which are the Urban Growth Area and the Village Growth Area. Specific policies for these areas are described in the Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan.
All land area within Manheim Township with the exception of the agricultural zoned land located in the northeast corner of the Township is considered a designated growth area. The area surrounded the Village of Oregon is considered a Village Growth Area while the remainder of the Township is considered an Urban Growth Area.