Lancaster Approves Zoning Amendment

In Lancaster County, supervisors have greenlit a zoning amendment aimed at expanding workforce housing. Previously, the Residential Community (R-4) zone allowed two dwellings per acre. Now, with unanimous Planning Commission support, that’s been bumped up to four dwellings, and a density bonus allows for up to six dwellings per acre. These affordable units cater to residents with incomes between 50% and 120% of the median family income. According to a report on News On The Neck Dot Com, Olivia Hall, Lancaster’s director of planning, emphasized the need to address the declining population of young adults and children.