• Regional Planning Agencies Need Consultant to Prepare 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.

  • Flint Hills Region Seeks Consultant to Perform JLUS for Ft. Riley0

    The Flint Hills Regional Council, a regional planning organization serving communities in northeast Kansas, is soliciting proposals from qualified consulting teams to conduct an update to the 2005 Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) prepared for Fort Riley. The 2005 JLUS helped the Army and local governments in the region surrounding Fort Riley develop a proactive and strategic planning policy. However, the mission, makeup and operating environment of Fort Riley has evolved significantly since that study was completed …

  • Potential for Sea-Level Rise at Naval Station Norfolk Brings Region Together

    Potential for Sea-Level Rise at Naval Station Norfolk Brings Region Together0

    With sea level in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia projected to rise by up to six feet by the end of the century, the Navy and the neighbors of Naval Station Norfolk have launched multiple efforts to address one of the primary consequences of climate change. The Navy already has been coping with storm surges and flooding in Norfolk. Every couple of months, the base needs to shut off the utilities along a submarine pier when the water level surges, Capt. Pat Rios, who had been chief engineer for the Navy’s mid-Atlantic region, told PRI. And a parking lot, a barracks and other buildings on the base are flood-prone. DOD recently launched a first-of-its-kind joint land use study to assess how rising waters will affect the naval station’s ability to provide needed services …

  • Study to Consider Possible Land Use Conflicts with Maxwell AFB

    Study to Consider Possible Land Use Conflicts with Maxwell AFB0

    Maxwell Air Force Base is not experiencing any significant encroachment issues from the surrounding region, but with recent growth in downtown Montgomery, Ala., city leaders want to ensure land use conflicts jeopardizing the installation don’t emerge in the coming decades. “We don’t want to have anything negatively impacting the mission of Maxwell and the Air Force, especially with the economic development we’ve been having in the downtown area,” Robert Smith, director of city planning, told the Montgomery Advertiser. To prepare for further growth in the River Region and uncover possible compatibility issues, Montgomery, Prattville and Montgomery County are partnering with Maxwell to conduct a joint land use study …

  • Coastal Mississippi Communities Look to Strengthen Ties with Local Bases

    Coastal Mississippi Communities Look to Strengthen Ties with Local Bases0

    Two installations in South Mississippi — Keesler Air Force Base and the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport — are embarking on joint land use studies aimed at reducing conflicts with their civilian neighbors and addressing other issues jointly affecting the bases and their surrounding communities.
    “In the short term, we’ll look at infrastructure needs, traffic congestion and mobility needs,” said Elaine Wilkinson, executive director of the Gulf Regional Planning Commission. “In the long term, we’re considering growth plans, future projects the bases are looking at. We’d like to meet them in the middle and to address any issues before they occur,” Wilkinson said. She cited infrastructure and housing as examples of long-term issues the studies could tackle …

  • Development Authority Seeks Consultant to Complete Ft. Drum JLUS0

    The Development Authority of the North Country, Watertown, N.Y., is soliciting proposals for the completion of the Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). The study will address compatible land use between Fort Drum and communities within a 30-mile radius of the Army installation. An optional pre-proposal meeting has been scheduled for April 29 at 10 a.m. (EST) at the Development Authority of the North Country, 317 Washington Street, 4th Floor, Watertown, NY 13601. Consultants will be provided an opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposal and materials. If you are planning to attend this meeting, please contact Michelle Capone at mcapone@danc.org by April 27. Proposals must be received no later than 3 p.m., May 27, to be considered …