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Grissom land use study kicks off to protect future of community, base

GRISSOM AIR RESERVE BASE, Ind. --Between its economic impact and mutual aid agreements, The Hoosier Wing is often hailed as being a good steward to the local community.

To ensure those positive relations continue well into the future, Grissom is participating in a joint land use study.

A JLUS is a land use planning effort between military installations, affected local government and its citizens to provide policy recommendations for development measures designed to prevent urban encroachment.

“Compared to other military installations, Grissom is in excellent condition with regard to mission encroachment and sustainment challenges,” said Col. Larry Shaw, 434th Air Refueling Wing commander. “The JLUS is a proactive effort to safeguard Grissom’s future mission while continuing to protect public health, safety and welfare of those living near the base.”

Historically, as commercial and residential growth and development increase near military instillations, land use conflicts between base operations and civilian development also increase.

“The goal of the JLUS is to avoid those conflicts and create in advance policies for land use and development issues that may arise in the future,” said Greg Lipscomb, Grissom ARB base community planner.

The JLUS planning process began in June with a joint meeting of the steering committees, stakeholder interviews, and a public meeting. The project team also held a Stakeholder Awareness & Participation meeting with Grissom personnel.

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