• In Other News0

    Chaffee Crossing will celebrate its past Saturday with a 1940s-era USO dinner and dance, and a live big band, at the historic warehouse district at the former Fort Chaffee in northwestern Arkansas. Attendees to the event, which will benefit projects in Chaffee Crossing’s historic district, are being encouraged to dress in military or vintage attire.

  • Regional Group Needs Consultant to Conduct JLUS at Ft. Sill0

    The Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments is requesting proposals for contractors to conduct a joint land use study (JLUS) for the Lawton-Fort Sill region. The complete RFP can be downloaded from the association’s website. Responses are due by Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. Central. If you have any questions, please call Steve Kelly at 580/736-7965 or kell_st@ascog.org.

  • Colorado Springs Residents, Military Installations Work Well Together

    Colorado Springs Residents, Military Installations Work Well Together0

    The majority of Colorado Springs, Colo., residents say they have no issues with the region’s military installations, according to 700 people who responded to a survey conducted by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments as part of a joint land use study. The top two issues associated with the region’s military presence are noise and airspace, reported the Colorado Springs Business Journal. Most of the survey respondents believe the community and military work well together. Residents also said they approve of the military’s efforts to develop alternative energy sources at area installations …

  • Regional Planning Group Seeks Consultant to Perform JLUS for Connecticut Sub Base0

    The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG) is seeking qualifications and proposals from firms to prepare a joint land use study (JLUS) for Naval Submarine Base New London on behalf of its member municipalities — the town of Groton, town of Waterford, town of Ledyard, city of Groton, city of New London and town of Montville. DOD’s Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) provides grants to state and local governments to conduct a JLUS to support the long-term sustainability and operability of the military installation complex. An award of a grant to the SCCOG to conduct a JLUS is pending approval by OEA. 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. Responses to this request must be received by SCCOG no later than Friday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m. Responses received after this deadline will not be considered. Questions may be directed to James Butler, AICP, executive director, at jbutler@seccog.org or at (860) 889-2324. A copy of the full RFQ/RFP is available on the SCCOG website.

  • Council of Governments Needs Consultant for Ft. Bragg JLUS0

    The Mid-Carolina Council of Governments (COG), in partnership with the Regional Land Use Advisory Commission (RLUAC), is soliciting proposals for the completion of a joint land use study (JLUS) for Fort Bragg. The JLUS will update the existing GIS database and address compatible land use, environmental, climate change adaptability, air space and water supply/quality issues between the Fort Bragg military reservation in North Carolina and the six counties directly abutting it. The JLUS RFP can be downloaded from either the RLUAC or Mid-Carolina COG websites. Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m. on Aug. 17. Submittals shall be made electronically to tlovell@mccog.org. File size is limited to 10 MB and consultants are encouraged to confirm receipt of submittals. Multiple files are permitted. All questions should be directed to Jim Dougherty, project manager, at either (910) 583-1233 or director@rluac.com.

  • Newport News Seeks Consultant to Conduct JLUS for Ft. Eustis0

    The city of Newport News, Va., is soliciting proposals for the completion of a joint land use study for the Fort Eustis portion of Joint Base Langley-Eustis (JBLE) and surrounding communities. The JLUS will examine installation activities and surrounding land use and development plans to identify and document potential impacts and opportunities to establish shared goals and long-term compatibility with adjacent localities. A JLUS was prepared for Langley AFB in 2010 prior to the merger with Fort Eustis as a joint base. The new JLUS will only address the Fort Eustis facilities; however, the study will be coordinated with the host unit, 633rd Air Base Wing, which provides installation support functions for JBLE. Proposals must be received at the Office of Purchasing, 4th Floor, City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607 by 5 p.m. on Aug. 15. All questions should be directed to Gary Sightler, CPPO, purchasing agent, gsightler@nnva.gov; or Feleasha Sherfy, assistant buyer, fsherfy@nnva.gov. The solicitation is available on the city’s website.