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El Paso, Southern New Mexico JLUS Reveals Roadmap for Protecting Region’s Bases

  • October 13, 2014
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There are a number of strategies El Paso, Texas, and communities in southern New Mexico can pursue to prevent encroachment surrounding Fort Bliss, White Sands Missile Range and Holloman AFB, according to draft results from a recently completed joint land use study. The most urgent strategies for ensuring compatible land uses in the region include mapping regional energy development opportunities, promoting interagency consultation on land use, promoting an integrated regional water planning process and establishing a notification process for vertical structures, Elizabeth Drake, the JLUS project manager for AECOM, told a public meeting last week in Alamogordo, N.M. …

Klamath Falls Seeks Consultant to Prepare JLUS for Air National Guard Base

  • October 13, 2014
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The city of Klamath Falls, Ore., is seeking a qualified consultant or consultants to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Kingsley Field, Klamath Falls. The Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment provided a grant to the city to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of the military installation complex. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, fiscal impact analysis, economic development, and military installation management and operations. Interested firms can obtain the request for proposals, which outlines the information necessary to understand the consultant selection process and the required documentation, from the city’s website. Letters of interest and proposals shall be submitted no later than 4 p.m. PST on Oct. 27 to the Community Development office, 226 South 5th Street, Klamath Falls, OR 97601. Questions should be directed to Sandra Fox, (541) 883-5361.

Noise Not an Issue, Indian Head Facility Land Use Study Finds

  • September 28, 2014
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Noise from the Naval Support Facility Indian Head does not appear to be causing problems for the local community, according to the preliminary findings of a joint land use study (JLUS)…

Northeastern Maryland Communities Embark on Land Use Study for Proving Ground

  • September 17, 2014
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Residents, business leaders and local officials from communities surrounding Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., gathered at two public workshops this week to learn about the joint land use study being launched to ensure land uses around the installation remain compatible with its existing and future missions. The study is expected to focus on a variety of issues that could result in conflicts — including noise, safety zones, light and glare, vertical obstructions, roadway capacity and air quality, according to the Chesapeake Science & Security Corridor, which is coordinating the effort …

Local Officials Support Encroachment Study for NAS Meridian

  • September 4, 2014
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The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors this week approved a resolution favoring the county’s participation in a joint land use study to ensure growth surrounding Naval Air Station Meridian remains compatible with the pilot training mission at the base in east central Mississippi. The installation’s primary concerns are noise from jets taking off and landing and the safety of residences located close to its runways, according to Jim Copeland, the installation’s community plans and liaison officer …

Missouri National Guard Facility Largely Free of Encroachment Concerns, Study Shows

  • July 28, 2014
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The training activities of the Missouri Army National Guard at Camp Clark are generally compatible with the surrounding region of Nevada, Mo., according to preliminary results of a joint land use study launched in January. That conclusion did not come as a surprise as almost 90 percent of the land neighboring Camp Clark, located 100 miles south of Kansas City, is undeveloped, reported the Nevada Daily Mail. Representatives of the consultant preparing the study drew a sharp distinction between the situation at Camp Clark and issues, such as noise and night lighting, found outside other installations …

North Carolina Needs Consultant for JLUS for Seymour Johnson AFB

  • July 18, 2014
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The North Carolina Department of Commerce is requesting proposals from qualified vendors to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Seymour Johnson Air Force Base including Dare County Range and associated special use airspace, military training routes, military operations areas and surrounding communities. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, agriculture preservation, land conservation, fiscal impact analysis, economic development, and military installation management and operations. The RFP is available on the state’s purchasing website. Search by either Department (**Purchase and Contract**) or by Bid Number (43-1066-14). Sealed proposals will be received until 4 p.m. on Aug. 18. For further information, contact Casey Jones, purchasing agent, at

OEA Studies Adapt to Climate Change

  • June 17, 2014
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With alarm over the potential impacts of climate change to military infrastructure and their host communities growing louder, joint land use studies (JLUS) conducted by DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) are now looking at strategies for communities to address sea-level rise and other environmental changes. Joint land use studies have been used in dozens of communities across DOD to help local officials stem urban encroachment and promote compatible development. The studies will continue to maintain that focus, but now communities can consider adding climate adaptation planning to the analysis …

Missouri’s Camp Crowder Not Crowded by Surrounding Community, JLUS Reveals

  • June 2, 2014
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Operations at Camp Crowder, a 4,400-acre base operated by the Missouri National Guard, are not jeopardized by surrounding land uses, according to the results of a recently completed joint land use study (JLUS). About a third of the land adjacent to Camp Crowder already is protected from development, one third has been developed for commercial, residential or intensive agricultural use, and the remaining third is undeveloped. The facility isn’t threatened by future growth either …

Texas Community Seeks Consultant to Prepare JLUS for Camp Swift

  • February 25, 2014
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The city of Bastrop, Texas, is requesting proposals from qualified firms to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Camp Swift and the surrounding communities. Proposals will be received until 3 p.m. on March 21 at City Hall, 1311 Chestnut Street, Bastrop, Texas 78602. The RFP is available on the city’s website under “Public Notices.” Email requests to

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