Development Authority of the North Country

Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study

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This report is the result of a two-year collaborative stakeholder process between Fort Drum and surrounding communities in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. The report considers 25 potential encroachment issues that could affect the current and future missions at Fort Drum. The documents provide an overview of the JLUS process, the study area and communities involved in the JLUS, Fort Drum missions and operations, a list of compatibility issues identified through the process, and the Implementation Plan, which includes the recommended strategies identified to address compatibility issues.

The final JLUS is an informational study that contains recommendations. It is not a regulatory document; it is a resource document for land use planning. Implementation of any or all of the recommendations is up to each municipality. The focus of the study is land use that may negatively impact the mission of Fort Drum.

The Development Authority was the Project Sponsor, and the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment funded the study.  If you have any questions regarding these documents, please feel free to contact Hartley Bonisteel Schweitzer , Community Planner, or Michelle Capone , Director of Regional Development, at (315) 661-3200.

One of the recommendations of the study was the creation of a website dedicated to Fort Drum land use issues, to be used as a resource for on-post and community planners. Additional information about land use planning around Fort Drum can be found at

Final Report Documents

JLUS Background Information

JLUS Study

JLUS Appendix

Executive Summary