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.
Bringing the 1st Infantry Division back to Fort Riley after 2005 resulted in significant increases to the installation’s human and capital assets, required training hours, as well as the total number and type of training missions. These mission changes combined with the increased population growth in the surrounding region increase the potential for land use conflicts between Fort Riley and the community as a result of vibrations and increased weapons and aircraft noise.
The update is being funded by a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment.
Responses to the RFP, which can be downloaded from the council’s website, are due Aug. 1. Final deliverables are due June 30, 2017.