Cattaraugus County has begun a process to update the Comprehensive Plan, entitled the Cattaraugus County Land Use Plan 2000. This document was adopted in 1978 and was intended to guide the development of the County through the year 2000.
During the past 35 years, it has become clear that Cattaraugus County is changing. It is no longer an exclusively rural community. It has major attractions, such as Allegany State Park, the Seneca Allegany Casino, and the Ellicottville ski resorts. Improvements to U.S. Route 219 and the Interstate designation of the Southern Tier Expressway are opening up the County to the outside world as never before. The goals and policies of the 1978 Plan do not adequately address the changes that have occurred since its adoption. To this end, the Cattaraugus County Planning Board has recommended that an update to the County Comprehensive Plan be developed over the next several years. It should be brought into the 21st Century, addressing today's pressing issues, and charting a direction for the County over the next decade.
Cattaraugus County Land Use Plan 2000 (1978 Comprehensive Plan)