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Fort Sill, Oklahoma

Communities surrounding Fort Sill in Oklahoma partnering to ensure civilian communities continue to thrive and the Fort will meet its military mission.

The Fort Sill Regional Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is sponsored by the Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments in partnership with Fort Sill and representatives from the following area communities: the City of Lawton; the City of Elgin; the Town of Fletcher; the Town of Sterling; the Town of Medicine Park; the City of Cache; the City of Geronimo; and the Town of Indiahoma; Comanche County; Jackson County; and Kiowa County. It also includes stakeholder participation from Sheppard Air Force Base (AFB) in Texas as well as Tinker and Altus AFB in Oklahoma.

Compatibility challenges for Fort Sill and the area communities include siting of energy projects, urban growth and wildfire management.

The Fort Sill JLUS is a community driven planning process designed to:

  • Promote compatible civilian development in support of military readiness and defense capabilities;
  • Protect public health, safety, welfare, quality of life;
  • Promote the economic viability of the communities; and
  • Foster continued communication between Fort Sill and the surrounding communities to address compatibility issues.

The study area of the JLUS, which includes a 25-mile radius around Fort Sill, is designed to benefit both Fort Sill and the supporting communities by identifying areas where future land use conflicts might occur and where mitigation strategies, ordinances, and future planning can be employed to counter possible incompatible civilian development. 

The proposed 18-month JLUS project will include the following deliverables:

  • JLUS Final Report and Implementation Plan.
  • Public Participation Plan.
  • JLUS Project Overview for public distribution.

Point of Contact

Steve Kelly

Association of South Central Oklahoma Governments

 (580) 736-7965

Program: Compatible Use

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