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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.

Public Review Draft of Comprehensive Plan Available for Review

thumb cpdraft 200The Public Review Draft of the Pennington County Comprehensive Plan View to 2040 is now available for download. Input may be provided via this website by clicking on the green “Comments” tab on the right or by emailing the County's Project Manager, P.J. Conover at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you for all who have participated throughout the process. Your involvement has been instrumental in developing a plan to help guide growth and development in Pennington County.  This plan has now been scheduled for consideration by the Planning Commission.  The meeting time, date and location is below:

Pennington County Planning Commission
January 28, 2019
Time: 9am
Board of Commissioners Meeting Room at
130 Kansas City Street, Rapid City, SD

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