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Comprehensive Plan - Background Documents
Community Facilities Report
Community Facilities play a key role in growth and development. Facilities, like police, fire and ambulance, are directly related to the protection of public health, safety and welfare. Others, such as education, recreation and library facilities, are more generally related to the overall quality of life. The availability of adequate community facilities is an important indicator of an area’s capability and desirability for development. Community Facilities information was previously included in the York County Comprehensive Plan as a supporting Resource Document, but is now available on the York County Planning Commission Website as a Story Map. In this format, the information is easier to keep updated, more readily accessible, and offers electronic mapping for determining the location and availability of community services and facilities throughout the County.
Environmental Resources Inventory (ERI) (PDF)
Environmental features form the basis for most land use planning decisions. In order to build upon the existing pattern of land use in a way that is sensitive to the constraints, as well as the benefits, of the environmental resources of the County, it is necessary to have a thorough understanding of all the basic natural features. The ERI provides a comprehensive and objective look at the location, character, and quality of environmental resources within York County. The ERI can also be used as a source of information for Environmental Advisory Councils, schools, envirothon participants, or those just interested in the natural environment of York County.
This link provides population data and statistics that summarize existing conditions and past and projected trends in York County.
Natural Areas Inventory (NAI) (PDF)
The York County Natural Areas Inventory (NAI) is a document compiled and written by the Pennsylvania Science Office (PSO) of The Nature Conservancy. It contains information on the locations of rare, threatened, and endangered species and of the highest quality natural areas in the County; it is not an inventory of all open space.