The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) team is pleased to present the first 2017 Public Input Meeting on February 23 from 5-7 PM at Library 21c. This is your chance to learn about the Joint Land Use Study, provide input to JLUS working groups and staff and to hear how to stay involved in this process. This event will focus on the area surrounding the United States Air Force Academy. There will be stations available exploring a variety of issues ranging from USAFA land use, wind energy compatibility, noise/sound/flight impacts, storm-water and fire management, and trail access. Staff from the City of Colorado Springs will attend this meeting and have information on their “PlanCOS” update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan process as well.
DATE: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017
TIME: 5 – 7 p.m.
LOCATION: Pikes Peak Library 21c, Venue Room 1175 Chapel Hills Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80920
BUS INFO: The closest Mountain Metro Transit bus stop to Library C21 is Voyager Transfer Station, Route 39/Corporate Drive Voyager. (The last bus departs from that station at 7:46 p.m.)
The Pikes Peak Region is proud to be home to several military installations. The study is a community driven process to examine local issues related to land use when military installations and communities are neighbors. To better understand the variety of perspectives we are seeking to hear from citizens throughout the region.
The Colorado Springs Regional Joint Land-Use Study will produce a strategic plan to preserve military readiness and defense capabilities while supporting community economic development and jointly-beneficial adjacent land uses. The plan will promote community development that is compatible with military training, testing, and operational missions, and seek ways to reduce operational impacts on adjacent lands.
Data collection and analysis began in 2016 with additional public input scheduled for 2017:
- May 2017 – Release and public comment on Chapter 1 of JLUS Report.
- Summer 2017 – Release and public comment on additional chapters.
- Fall 2017 – First draft of full study available online for public comment.
About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
The Pikes Peak region’s 16 local governments join together in PPACG to collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and to reach solutions that benefit the entire region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, and air and water quality.