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to the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan update website, your “View to 2040”.

Pennington County, located in the western portion of South Dakota, is steeped in history, blessed with natural and historic resources, and is a land of many opportunities. The county is also an area of diverse landscapes, consisting of the rugged terrain of the Black Hills on the west, the growing urban areas in and near Rapid City near the center of the county, and to the rolling prairies and Badlands on the eastern side.

How can Pennington County preserve its heritage and accomodate the changes that are desired for the future? That is one of many questions that will be explored as part of the process of updating Pennington County’s Comprehensive Plan.

A Comprehensive Plan is a community’s roadmap to the future. It’s a 20+ year visionary document that helps guide all aspects of the community, including topics like transportation, economic growth, public facilities, and natural resources.

This website will be your primary source for access to all materials related to the Comprehensive Plan update. Just use the menus to obtain the information you need. See the "How to Guide" under the Resources menu for more information on how to use this website.

Revised Draft Comprehensive Plan Available for View

pennington cp thumbnail july2019Thank you to all who participated in the public review of the Comprehensive Plan. The Planning Commission held a series of public hearings on the draft Comprehensive Plan and has forwarded their recommendations to the Board of Commissioners for their consideration and approval. The Board meeting to review and approve the Comprehensive Plan is scheduled for November 5, 2019.

Based on recommendations from the Planning Commission, a revised draft Comprehensive Plan was prepared. A summary of the Planning Commission changes made to the plan is available, and the comments received during the Public Review period are available for download.

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