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Lawrence County Commissioner Richard Sleep worked on the county's previous comprehensive plan.
Lawrence County Commissioner Richard Sleep worked on the county's previous comprehensive plan.
Black Hills Pioneer photo
April 9, 2018

Lawrence County Looks to Update Comprehensive Plan

The Lawrence County Commission is seeking to update its comprehensive plan with the help of the Black Hills Council of Local Governments, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. Lawrence County’s last comprehensive plan was completed in 2005 based on information from 1997, according to Lawrence County Commissioner Brandon Flanagan.

Commissioners hope to place emphasis on resident engagement in this iteration of comprehensive planning. Ali DeMersseman, with the Black Hills Council of Local Governments, stated that involving residents is a key aspect of the process used by her organization. Community engagement for such a document includes surveys and stakeholder meetings.

Other areas of concern commissioners hoped to include in the upcoming document were retail trade information, the Highway 85 corridor, and taking comprehensive plans from cities within the county into consideration. The county hopes to begin the planning process in late 2019 with a completion time 12-18 months thereafter.

To read more news from Lawrence County, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive.

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