Military Installation Sustainability Tools and Studies

The following tools and studies were developed to assist communities achieve compatibility with the Youngstown ARS as part of the Military Installation Sustainability project. The tools were developed per recommendations of the 2019 Joint Land Use Study for the Youngstown ARS.

Compatibility Educational Brochures

A series of educational brochures were developed to help communities understand the importance of the Youngstown ARS to the region, how military activities impact the region, and what steps can be taken by communities to address compatibility with the Youngstown ARS.

Youngstown ARS Overview Brochure

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Airfield Safety Compatibility Brochure

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Noise Compatibility Brochure

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BASH Compatibility Brochure

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UAS (Drones) Compatibility Brochure

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Economic Programs Brochure

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Vertical Obstructions Compatibility Brochure

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Ordinances/Resolutions for Drones and Laser Pointing as Harassment

Language for home rule townships, cities, and villages to adopt by ordinance or resolution to regulate drones and laser pointing as harassment.

UAS (Drones) Ordinance/ Resolution

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Laser Pointing as Harassment Ordinance/ Resolution

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Military Land Use Compatibility Checklists

Military Compatibility Checklists provide guidance on the types of development actions by a township, city or village that may be a compatibility issue with the Youngstown ARS. The checklists are provided alphabetically below for communities closest to Youngstown ARS that can have an impact on military activities or be impacted by military activities.

Interactive Maximum Buildable Heights Calculator

The interactive Height Hazard Calculator is an online tool that allows you to check the maximum buildable height for a structure or type in a structure height to determine whether it complies with the Imaginary Surfaces for the runways at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport used by Youngstown ARS. Locations can be searched by zooming in on the map, by entering an address, or by typing in location coordinates. A link to the Calculator is provided below.


Three studies were conducted to support military compatibility with the Youngstown ARS and can be found below.

Light Pollution Study

The Light Pollution Study provides an assessment of ambient lighting impacts under different future development scenarios on the Youngstown ARS night flying training mission and nighttime operations at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.

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Mathews High School Relocation Feasibility Study

The High School Relocation Feasibility Study looks at impacts of military operations on the school, existing conditions of the school facility, potential locations for a new school facility, and recommendations for a relocation might be accomplished.

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King Graves Road Stormwater Study

The King Graves Road Stormwater Study provides an assessment and recommendations for how stormwater improvements may be made to the portion of King Graves Road along the western portion of the Youngstown ARS.

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Comprehensive Plan Military Compatibility Elements and Zoning Overlay Districts

The Comprehensive Plan Military Compatibility Elements provide tailored compatibility policy guidance for the 26 cities, townships, and villages to incorporate into their Comprehensive Plans. The Military Compatibility Area Overlay Zoning Districts provide land use controls specific to Military Compatibility Areas that extend into each township, city, and village. The Comprehensive Plan Military Compatibility Elements and Military Compatibility Area Overlay Zoning Districts developed for each community are provided alphabetically below

Austintown Township

Bazetta Township

Bristol Township

Brookfield Township

Champion Township

City of Cortland

Fowler Township

City of Girard

Hartford Township

Howland Township

City of Hubbard

Hubbard Township

Johnston Township

Liberty Township

vernon Township

Village of Lordstown

Village of McDonald

Mecca Township

City of Niles

Village of Orangeville

Vienna Township

City of Warren

Warren Township

Weathersfield Township

Village of Yankee Lake

City of Youngstown

Military Installation Sustainability

In August 2020, the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) Military Installation Sustainability (MIS) Joint Land Use Study Implementation Project was awarded to Matrix Design Group by Trumbull County, Ohio. The JLUS Implementation Project will develop tools, processes, and partnerships to enable the stakeholders to implement several of the key strategies and recommendations identified in the completed JLUS.

Joint Land Use Study

The Youngstown ARS (YARS) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) project is a joint effort led by Trumbull County with support of Vienna Township, Fowler Township, and Youngstown ARS. The project also includes a broad group of stakeholders and participating organizations that comprise the Policy and Technical Committees involved in the project development.

Final Youngstown ARS Joint Land Use Study

The JLUS Policy Committee accepted the Final Youngstown Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) at a meeting on September 3rd, 2019. The final JLUS Report, Background Report and Executive Summary can be viewed by clicking on the cover images below.

Click on the cover graphic to download the JLUS Report. This document provides an overview of the JLUS planning process, purpose and objectives of the study, and the recommended strategies for implementation.
(7 Mb download)

Click on the cover graphic to download the JLUS Background Report. This document provides detailed information on existing conditions and compatibility issues.
(9.2 Mb download)

The JLUS Executive Summary serves as a quick reference describing the purpose of a JLUS and providing an overview of the key JLUS recommendations.
(1.5 Mb download)

For More Information

Trumbull County Planning Commission
185 East Market Street NE, Suite A
Warren, OH 44481

Copyright © 2021, Matrix Design Group, Inc. These studies are prepared under contract with Trumbull County, Ohio, with financial support from the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation. The content reflects the views of the key MIS and JLUS partners involved in the development of these studies, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation.