Fort Drum JLUS Report - Public Review & Comment Period November 6-27, 2017
The Public Draft Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) and Background Report have been released for public review and comment. These documents are a result of the culmination of a year-long collaborative process among the Development Authority of the North Country, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties, the communities surrounding Fort Drum, Fort Drum staff, and other agencies and organizations in the region. 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 the compatibility issues identified through the process, and the Implementation Plan that includes the recommended strategies identified to address the compatibility issues.
Each document can be downloaded by clicking on the associated links. A comment tracker spreadsheet is also available for download.
Please submit all comments either through the project website, or by emailing the comment tracker spreadsheet to Hartley Bonisteel Schweitzer
by Monday, November 27, 2017.
Fort Drum Joint Land Use Study Public Draft Report November 2017 sm.pdf
Fort Drum JLUS Public Draft Background Report November 2017.pdf
Fort Drum JLUS Public Draft comment form November 2017.docx
Public Open Houses #3 Scheduled
A set of public open houses will be held on November 13 and 14, 2017 where attendees can learn more about the JLUS recommendations and the Public Draft, and provide written comments on the draft. For more information regarding the Open Houses you can view the Press Release HERE .
A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort conducted as a joint venture between a military installation, surrounding jurisdictions and other stakeholders that looks at the balance between military needs and community needs in the area surrounding the installation. The goal of the Fort Drum JLUS is to reduce potential conflicts between Fort Drum and the surrounding communities while accommodating new growth and economic development, sustaining economic vitality, protecting public health and safety, and protecting the operational missions of Fort Drum. JLUS programs traditionally have three core objectives:
Increase communication between the military, local jurisdictions, and other stakeholders to promote an understanding of the strong economic and physical relationship between Fort Drum and its neighbors.
Promote collaborative planning between the military, local jurisdictions, and other stakeholders in order to ensure a consistent approach in addressing compatibility issues.
Develop and implement strategies for reducing the impacts of existing and future incompatible activities on the community and military operations.
Promote participation through public meetings to be held throughout the process at various locations throughout the study area. Anyone that is interested in posting a public comment relating to the Joint Land Use Study and any of the 25 compatibility factors can do so by clicking HERE . Comments will go to the project consultant, Matrix Design Group, and will be considered as part of the overall project assessment.
Once complete, the JLUS will provide stakeholders with recommendations and strategies to promote compatible land use planning around Fort Drum, a land use assessment for surrounding potential growth areas, a listing of existing incompatible uses around the fort, and a plan to assist neighboring communities in making informed decisions around compatibility. The study is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Development Authority is the Project Sponsor, and the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment is funding 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.
|Frank Pace||Lewis County Planning Office|
|Jason Pfotenhauer||St. Lawrence County Planning Office|
|Andy Nevin||Jefferson County Planning Office|
|Jen Voss||City of Watertown Planning Office|
|Jessica Jenack||Town of LeRay Planning Office|
|Katie Malinowski||Tug Hill Commission|
|Linda Garrett||Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust|
|Peggy Murray||Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County|
|Brian Ashley||Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization|
|Jenny Briot||Iberdrola Renewable|
|Kristopher Johnson||Fort Drum NEC|
|Jim Miller||Fort Drum Environmental|
|Jason Wagner||Fort Drum Natural Resources|
|Mike Nuckols||Fort Drum Compliance|
|Doug Osborne||Fort Drum GIS|
|Dave Kalynycz||Fort Drum Spectrum Manager|
|Ed Quates||Fort Drum Archeologist|
|Derek Kallen||Fort Drum Airfield|
|Joel Bartlett||Town of Watertown|
|Bruce Ferguson||Town of Champion|
|Paul H. Smith||Town of Wilna|
|Ron Taylor||Town of LeRay|
|John Shaw||Town of Antwerp|
|Cheryl Horton||Town of Philadelphia|
|Scott Allen||Town of Pamelia|
|Gary Eddy||Town of Rutland|
|David Parow||Town of Diana|
|Michael Cappellino||Town of Fowler|
|Harry Turnbull||Town of Rossie|
|Robert Ritchie||Town of Gouverneur|
|Stephen Jennings||City of Watertown|
|Mary Corriveau||Fort Drum Regional Liaison Organization|
|Steve Hunt||Empire State Development|
|Col. Kenneth Harrison||Garrison Commander, Fort Drum|
|Lt. Col. Todd Polk||Fort Drum Planning Analysis and Integration|
|Eric Wagenaar||Deputy to the Garrison Commander, Fort Drum|
|Kurt Hauk||Fort Drum Public Works|
|Julie Halpin||Fort Drum Public Affairs Office|