Public Workshop On Land Use Study Around NAS Patuxent River

The public is invited to participate in a presentation and round-table discussion of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS), which addresses compatibility planning for the areas surrounding Naval Air Station Patuxent River (NAS PAX). The Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland, in cooperation with regional planning organizations including: the Mid-Shore Regional Council, Tri-County Council of the Lower Eastern Shore, Northern Neck Planning District Commission, local jurisdictions, and other agencies and organizations, is conducting a JLUS to identify current and / or potential land use issues that could impact the NAS PAX missions and operations and develop recommendations to mitigate or prevent the issues identified.

The study’s objective is to develop a set of recommendations that will guide compatibility planning around NAS PAX to accommodate new growth and economic development, protect public health and safety, and sustain the operational missions of the base. The JLUS will explore how NAS PAX and local jurisdictions might work together through enhanced communication and coordination to best achieve the mutual goals of all stakeholders.

The first set of workshops will be held throughout the region in four different locations, and each workshop will be tailored to the specific location it is being conducted in.

The Mid-Eastern Shore region workshop will be held for Talbot County, Dorchester County, and Caroline County on:.
Date: October 2, 2013 – Wednesday
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Location: Talbot County Free Library, 100 W. Dover Street, Easton, Maryland

The JLUS will assess 24 compatibility factors (man-made and natural factors), such as: Noise, Aircraft Safety Zones, Interagency Coordination, Water Quality / Quantity, Alternative Energy Development, Frequency Interference, and Vertical Obstructions.

The public is encouraged to join us at this workshop and learn more about this planning process and provide their input on the issues relevant to the JLUS. To develop a plan that is responsive to local needs, it is critical to obtain input from the community.

For more information, visit the project’s website at: www.paxjlus.com, or contact: Katrina Tucker, AICP, Director of Regional Planning Tri-County Council for Southern Maryland; Phone: 301.274.1922 (select 2 then extension *816), E-mail: ktucker@tccsmd.org.