MCB Quantico Joint Land Use Study (JLUS)
Prince William, Stafford, Fauquier Counties and Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico have partnered to develop a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to examine land uses in and around MCB Quantico. The JLUS will develop recommendations encouraging collaboration and compatibility between the base and the localities. The JLUS is sponsored by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) within the Department of Defense. The fiscal agent for the grant is Stafford County. The JLUS partners contracted AECOM with Rinker Design Associates, P.C. and Travesky & Associates, Ltd to lead the JLUS process.
Since spring of 2013, the JLUS partners have analyzed adjacent land use, compatibility issues, and future growth patterns on and off the base. As a result of the analysis and collaboration, a set of actions have been drafted to promote land use compatibility and strengthen coordination among MCB Quantico and the participating Counties. The JLUS team has focused on documenting existing and future missions at the bases, current and planned land uses, development proposals, and policies in the adjacent localities. The study has explored the impacts of local land use policies as well as proposals on the base to evaluate the impacts of base operations on the localities. This planning effort is in the final stages working towards mutually-agreed upon recommendations that will encourage compatible growth and a sustained collaborative planning framework that fosters compatible growth on the installation and in the surrounding localities. The study results and final recommendations are expected to be presented before the Prince William Board of County Supervisors in February 2014.