JLUS Project Overview

What is a Joint Land Use Study?

A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative land use planning effort conducted as a joint venture between an active military installation, surrounding cities and counties, state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders. The Camp Grayling/Alpena CRTC JLUS is a compatibility planning study funded through a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and matched by the State of Michigan.

What is the JLUS Study Area?

The study area encompasses Camp Grayling and the surrounding communities in a 20-mile radius and the Alpena CRTC and the surrounding communities in a 15-mile radius.

What is the goal of the JLUS?

The goal of the JLUS is to encourage local governments, together with the State, to work closely with the military installation to implement measures that prevent the introduction of incompatible civilian development that may impair the continued operational utility of the military installation and to preserve and  manage the public health, safety, and welfare of those living near an active military installation, and associated ranges, Military Training Routes, Special Use Airspace, and Military Operating Areas.

The JLUS planning process is intended to increase public awareness of the military missions and contribution to the regional economy.

The JLUS planning process is intended to manage and preserve military readiness and defense capabilities while supporting continued community economic development. 

What Compatibility Issues will be Addressed in the JLUS?

Grayling
Wildfire Management
Water Resource Impacts
Recreational Land Uses (Hunting and Fishing)
Forestry/Timber Management
Endangered Species/Wildlife Protection/Critical Habitat
Urban Development/Aircraft systems
Impacts of climate on land use and natural resource management
Airspace Issues
Noise Concerns
Light Issues
Emergency Preparedness
Oil and Gas Development
Wind Energy Development, Cell Towers & Frequency Spectrum Issue
Gaps in Master Plans and Zoning regarding military requirements
Alpena
Endangered Species/Wildlife Protection/Critical Habitat
Urban Development/Aircraft systems
Need for liaison between communities and military installations
Airspace Issues (in conjunction with MOAs/VRs)
Noise Concerns
Light Issues
Wind Energy Development, Cell Towers & Frequency Spectrum Issues
Commercial unmanned aircraft systems
NOAA Thunder Bay Marine Sanctuary
Marine use of Lake Huron
Gaps in Master Plans and Zoning regarding military requirements
Emergency Preparedness
Oil and Gas Development

JLUS News

Apr 5, 2017
The Northeast Michigan Council of Governments has selected Tetra Tech of Michigan P.C. as the consultant for the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Camp Grayling and the Alpena CRTC. The more...

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