PPACG Releases Completed Joint Land Use Study
The Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) team has completed the Colorado Springs Regional Joint Land Use Study, available online at http://www.ppacg.org/jlus-study-report. As part of our ongoing partnership with the military, PPACG is pleased to announce the grant award of $514,674 from the Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment, to implement study recommendations.
In October 2015, PPACG was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense to conduct a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). This study examines impacts of existing and future land uses and missions of five local military installations: Air Force Academy, Fort Carson, Peterson Air Force Base (including Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station), and Schriever Air Force Base. The study area includes El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, and Teller Counties. This community-driven, cooperative, strategic planning process involved the five installations, local governments and communities within the study area, and other local, state, and federal stakeholders.
The goal of the study is to identify shared community interests and recommended strategies and actions for supporting partnerships between the military and communities. The implementation grant will allow us to begin acting on these recommended strategies. These efforts demonstrate the region’s capacity to support existing military missions and potential new missions, including those associated with Space Command.
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, military, and air and water quality.
For more information call 719-471-7080 or visit http://www.ppacg.org/military/
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