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Camp Crowder, Missouri

Program: Compatible Use

Camp Crowder, Missouri

Camp Crowder and its surrounding communities are collaborating to ensure that civilian communities continue to thrive while the Camp can meet military missions.

The Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council served as the project sponsor and grantee for the 18-month Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Camp Crowder and the surrounding area, which was completed in April 2014.  The City of Neosho, City of Goodman, Newton County, McDonald County, community organizations and property owners participated in the planning effort.  The Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council JLUS is a community-driven planning process to promote compatible civilian development in support of military readiness and defense capabilities; protect public health, safety, general welfare, and quality of life; promote the economic viability of the communities; and foster continued communication among Camp Crowder and the surrounding communities to address compatibility issues.

Camp Crowder Training Center, comprised of 3,040 acres of state owned land, serves as a training area for the Missouri Army National Guard (ARNG) and Reserve Forces based in the west-central region of Missouri. The study area for the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council JLUS comprises a one-mile radius around the Camp Crowder installation boundary as it examined existing and future community development that may affect the installation’s ability to train on land and in the air.

Compatibility issues included:

  • Urban growth
  • Trespassing
  • Noise
  • Light pollution

Currently, the Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council is overseeing the implementation of key recommendations from the study over a 30-month period, with a projected completion date in the summer of 2018. 

The following deliverables are anticipated as a result of implementing key JLUS recommendations:

  • Comprehensive Plan for the City of Goodman to guide compatible community development around Camp Crowder.
  • Military Compatibility Overlay Zoning Districts for Newton and McDonald Counties.
  • Military Compatibility Zone for the Cities of Neosho and Goodman.


Point of Contact:

Jill Cornett

Executive Director

Harry S. Truman Coordinating Council

(417) 649-6400

Program: Compatible Use

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