Securing TAFB's Future Focus of Joint Land Use Study
Posted: Monday, September 24, 2007Media Briefing:
Who: The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), the regionís federally authorized metropolitan planning organization.
What: Introduction of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Tinker Air Force Base (TAFB). The JLUS study is a cooperative planning effort between TAFB and the surrounding communities, including Oklahoma City. The focus of the JLUS is to protect the communities as well as address encroachment threats to the base that could hamper its mission and viability. Ultimately, the study will help reinforce the importance of Tinker to the country and the state, and prepare the base for potential review by the Base Realignment and Closure Commission.
Where: 21 E. Main Street, Suite 100 in Bricktown.
When: Thursday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m.
ACOG serves as the study sponsor of the Joint Land Use Study, which also includes TAFB, and the affected communities of Choctaw, Del City, Midwest City, Nicoma Park, Oklahoma City, Spencer, Oklahoma County and Cleveland County.
The JLUS will encourage impacted communities to consider local accommodations such as modified zoning ordinances and building codes, height and obstruction ordinances and continual communication between the Base administration and local governments to help reduce development conflicts and future incompatible land uses that could jeopardize the Baseís missions.
As the stateís largest single-site employer, Tinkerís annual economic impact is an estimated $1.3 billion.
For more information, contact Jerry Church, 234-2264, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit: www.acogok.org/jlus