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Joint Land Use Study - Airport Compatibility

Project Intent

This project will evaluate the findings and recommendations of the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) and evaluate strategies for addressing compatibility with the airport and the Accident Potential Zone.

What is the JLUS?

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) JLUS is a collaborative process among federal, regional, and local governments and agencies, tribes, the public, and the south Puget Sound region’s military installations of JBLM and Camp Murray. The study is designed to create a collective regional dialogue around sometimes complex issues of balancing military operational demands and mission changes with the region’s and local communities’ land use plans, economic development and infrastructure needs, and goals for environmental sustainability. The study area generally encompasses those communities within two miles of the JBLM boundary. For more information on the project, visit  http://www.jblm-jlus.com/.


What Area is Being Evaluated as part of the Joint Land Use Study?

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What is An Accident Potential Zone?

Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones (APZ) represent the most likely impact areas if an aircraft accident occurs. APZ are based on Department of Defense historical data on where accidents have previously occurred. 

Staff Contact

Lauren Flemister

Senior Planner

(253) 905-4146