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Land Use Advisory Board (LUAB)

2015 LUAB Meeting Schedule                    

In 2008 the eleven municipalities that participated in Growing Together approved an Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement to implement the plan, to facilitate the appropriate kind of development in Growth Opportunity Areas, to provide the framework for the establishment of an intermunicipal transfer of development rights program, to provide for the sharing of uses among municipalities, and to enable the municipalities to achieve the purposes and goals of multimunicipal cooperative planning set forth in the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (Act 247 of 1968, as amended).

The Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement formed a Land Use Advisory Board (LUAB) to assist with implementing Growing Together. LUAB's voting members are the eleven municipalities and the Lancaster County Planning Commission; each has a representative and an alternate. There are also non-voting representatives from Columbia Borough (which was not a member of the LIMC when the Growing Together project began and is therefore not covered in Growing Together), school districts, an authority, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. LUAB meets monthly. More information about the LUAB organization is included in its bylaws.

One of LUAB's functions is to review and comment upon proposed actions that participating municipalities may undertake to implement Growing Together, such as adopting a zoning ordinance or a zoning amendment, adopting or amending a municipal comprehensive plan, or increasing the capacity of a public sewer or water system. Such a review considers whether the action is consistent with Growing Together, allows municipalities to see what proposals their neighboring municipalities are considering, and gives municipalities a chance to learn from their neighboring municipalities' activities. The guidelines for these LUAB reviews are contained in the “Procedure for Review of Implementing Actionsâ€.

LUAB also has an opportunity to review major developments that are being proposed in the LIMC area. These are called Developments of Regional Significance and Impact (DRIs). They include such proposals as residential developments of more than 300 lots, commercial developments of more than 100,000 gross square feet, and expansions of sanitary landfills or airports. When LUAB reviews these kinds of developments it is for the LUAB members' information only, unless the host municipality asks for comments. A complete definition of DRIs and guidelines for their review are contained in the “Procedure for Addressing Developments of Regional Significance and Impactâ€.

In early 2012, LUAB's functions expanded with the implementation of the entire regional plan Growing Together. Procedures noted above primarily focus on land use (i.e. zoning ordinances, land development, and so on). However, Growing Together contains over 300 goals, objectives, and strategies that encompass a variety of topics other than land use including Natural Resources Protection and Transportation. To allow implementation to expand, LUAB will review Implementation Option Packages (IOPs) that identify tools, mechanisms, and information from Growing Together other than land use strategies. The IOPs are designed to provide such items to the member LIMC municipalities to help achieve individual goals and objectives. A description of IOPs and guidelines for LUAB's review are contained in the Procedure for Review of Implementation Option Packages.


      Note: To inquire about Attachments mentioned in the minutes, please contact the LIMC






  • 12/01/2011 - No minutes, meeting cancelled
  • 11/03/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 10/06/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 09/08/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 08/04/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 07/07/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 06/02/2011 - No minutes, meeting cancelled
  • 05/05/2011 - No minutes, meeting cancelled
  • 04/07/2011 - No minutes, meeting cancelled
  • 03/03/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 02/03/2011 - LUAB Minutes
  • 01/06/2011 - LUAB Minutes



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