The goal of compatibility planning is to support a community where all stakeholders can successfully co-exist. Data will be collected through the JLUS Policy and Technical Committees and public outreach to identify and address land-use compatibility issues. Community and military leaders will work together to reach mutually satisfactory strategies.
DATE: Tuesday, June 26
LOCATION: Discovery Canyon Elementary School – cafetorium
PARKING: Park in lot off Old Northgate Blvd., northwest end of the school.
A Public Input Meeting was held for the USAF Academy Area on Thursday, February 23, 2017, at Library 21c from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The purpose of this meeting was to:
1. Gather public input on the recommended strategies developed at this point in time
2. Provide the public with information about the issues covered by the JLUS
3. Encourage the public to stay involved and provide details on how they can continue to
provide input for this study.
Estimated attendance was approximately 100 people. Stakeholders that joined this event included local elected officials, City of Colorado Springs staff working on Plan COS (Comprehensive Plan Update), Larry Small from the Fountain Creek Watershed Flood Control and Greenway District, CONO, and officials from the USAF Academy. Representatives from working groups attended and volunteered to assist with answering citizen’s questions. The information stations were designed to both inform citizens and ask for specific input on the draft recommended strategies and other useful input to guide staff on further issue research. Staff is processing the feedback received at the event as of the drafting of this memo. A handout was supplied along with a verbal presentation of the feedback from the meeting. Overall comments from attendees about the event were positive and that they had productive interactions with the all the staff, especially with the planning consultant team of HB&A, TetraTech, and Bachman PR, who were all essential to the success of this event.
A full meeting report is available at Feb 2017 JLUS-USAFA Public Input Meeting Report
Nearly 700 people responded to a Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments survey to gauge community-military partnerships and identify areas where things are working well, as well as issues that need to be improved. The survey is part of the Joint Land Use Study. PPACG won a grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to conduct the study, which examines land-use issues related to military installations in close proximity to counties, cities, and towns.
Survey review is available at http://www.ppacg.org/documents/2016-jlus-community-survey/ and detailed results are at http://www.ppacg.org/file/2018/06/2016-JLUS-Survey-Result-Data.pdf