In October 2015, PPACG was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment, to conduct a Joint Land Use Study. This study examined impacts of existing and future land uses and missions of five military installations in the Pikes Peak region: the Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base (including Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station), and Schriever Air Force Base. The study was a community-driven, cooperative, strategic planning process among the five installations, the surrounding local jurisdictions, and the State of Colorado. The goal of the study is to encourage jointly beneficial adjacent land uses. The study was completed in December of 2018 and the final report was released in April of 2019.
PPACG received an implementation grant in March of 2019 from the Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment, to implement the recommended actions within the Colorado Springs Regional Joint Land Use Study, Chapter 10 Implementation Plan. This grant is expected to conclude February 28, 2021.
PPACG is committed with this grant and beyond to support cooperation between military installations, community stakeholders, and our member governments in alignment with our agency’s Strategic Plan.