Agricultural Preservation


Warwick Township's Agricultural Security Area (ASA) is comprised of 4,371.576 acres of farmland.  Within the ASA, 2,964.111 acres of farmland have been preserved. The map below illustrates Warwick Township's Agricultural Security Area and the location of preserved farms.  In addition, it provides information pertaining to Warwick Township's Transferrable Development Rights (TDR) Program.
 
Additional facts regarding farmland preservation in Warwick Township:

  • 2,964.11 acres have been preserved.
  • 1,520.237 acres have been preserved through the TDR Program.
  • Warwick Township has purchased 624 TDRs and has sold 304 TDRs.
  • A total of 789 TDRs have been purchased and 446 TDRs have been sold through a cooperative program with the Lancaster County Ag. Preserve Board and Farmland Trust.

For reference purposes, the table below includes acreage information for each of Warwick Township's Zoning Districts, and the percentage of the Township's land area contained within these zoning districts.

ZONING DISTRICTACREAGEPERCENTAGE
A - Agricultural6,918.7354.14%
C - Conservation258.262.02%
CC - Community Commercial261.312.04%
I-1 - Industrial 1217.761.70%
I-2 - Campus Industrial261.262.04%
LC - Local Commercial66.120.52%
MU - Mixed Use45.380.36%
Q - Quarry43.920.34%
R-1 Residential2,996.1123.44%
R-2 Residential752.265.89%
R-3 Residential3.640.03%
RE - Rural Estate955.457.48%
TOTALS12,780.20100.00%