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Open House Series Launches Regional Joint Land Use Study in North Texas

Meetings pave way for future military, community collaboration

Aug. 16, 2016 (Arlington, Texas) – Tarrant, Dallas, Palo Pinto, Parker and Lamar County residents are invited to four open houses Aug. 23-30 for Joining Forces: Aligning Community & Military Missions, a Regional Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) taking place in North Texas.

Joining Forces will identify and recommend communication and land use strategies that support continued military capabilities. The project involves the communities and military operations of NAS Fort Worth, JRB, Redmond Taylor Army Heliport, Fort Wolters Training Center and Camp Maxey Training Center.

Throughout the study, cities and counties surrounding the military installations will work with the installations to plan and carry out specific actions that will promote compatible community and economic growth. Installations are nominated for a JLUS by the military, and the study is funded by the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment.

Land uses that can be incompatible when they occur near a military installation include urban growth, energy development, the presence of wildlife or water and land uses that restrict air space or create a threat to security.

Public involvement is vital to the success of this project. Open houses will include interactive maps and displays as well as provide opportunities to speak with planners.

A brief background presentation will be given at 6:15 p.m. during each open house.

More information can be found at www.JoiningForcesNTX.org.

Public Meeting Details

Tuesday, Aug. 23
6 - 8 p.m.
Grand Prairie City Hall
317 College St.
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

Thursday, Aug. 25
6 - 8 p.m.
Love Civic Center
2025 S. Collegiate Drive
Paris, TX 75460

Monday, Aug. 29
6 - 8 p.m.
River Oaks
Community Center
5300 Blackstone Drive
River Oaks, TX 76114

Tuesday, Aug. 30
6 - 8 p.m.
Boyce Ditto Library
2300 SE Martin Luther
King Jr. St.
Mineral Wells, TX 76067


 

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including
16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the
NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

      About the Regional Transportation Council:

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has served as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for regional transportation planning in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 1974. The MPO works in cooperation with the region’s transportation providers to address the complex transportation needs of the rapidly growing metropolitan area. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area includes Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant and Wise counties. The RTC’s 44 members include local elected or appointed officials from the metropolitan area and representatives from each of the area’s transportation providers.

 

      Contact:

Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284, awilson@nctcog.org

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