More than 200 people attended a series of public meetings in March, and a thousand more checked in online, to voice their opinions about the future of York County.
The county held the meetings throughout the county, from the fastest-growing communities to its more rural areas, to get public input on its new 10-year comprehensive plan.
County planners now will begin the “second round” of drawing up the revised plan when they present data from those meetings to the public at a “visioning session” at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Members of the public are asked to attend the session at Baxter Hood Center at York Technical College.
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Planners will discuss the effect of the plan on economic growth, transportation priorities, and recreational and open-space needs.
Officials also will ask for more public input on the plan’s goals and objectives.
Required by state law, the plan is revised every 10 years to factor in changing conditions on the ground and public expectations about everything from natural resources to future business development.
County planners will refer to the plan when making decisions about the growth of the county from now until 2025.
Other meetings will be held as the process continues. The final version of the comprehensive plan must be approved by the end of the year.
More information on the plan and the development process can be found at yorkforward.com.
Bristow Marchant • 803-329-4062
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A “visioning session” on York County’s Comprehensive Plan will be held 5-7:30 p.m. May 5 at Baxter Hood Center, 375 S. Anderson Road in Rock Hill.