JLUS Overview

  • The Youngstown ARS JLUS is a cooperative land use planning effort conducted as a joint venture between Youngstown ARS; Trumbull County; Vienna Township; Fowler Township; other surrounding communities; county, state and federal agencies; and other affected stakeholders. The Youngstown ARS JLUS is funded by a grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). The JLUS effort can directly benefit both Youngstown ARS and the surrounding region by:
    • Protecting the health, safety and welfare of surrounding residents and workers
    • Preserving long-term land use compatibility between Youngstown ARS and the surrounding communities
    • Promoting sound community planning that addresses compatibility issues
    • Enhancing cooperation between Youngstown ARS and community officials
    • Integrating surrounding local jurisdiction growth policy plans with Youngstown ARS installation plans
  • The primary objective of the JLUS is to reduce potential conflicts between Youngstown ARS and surrounding areas while accommodating new growth and economic development, sustaining economic vitality, and protecting the public health, safety, and welfare. The JLUS program has three core objectives:
    • UNDERSTANDING. Increasing communication between the military, local jurisdictions, and stakeholders to promote an understanding of the strong economic and physical relationship between Youngstown ARS and its neighbours.
    • COLLABORATION. Encouraging cooperative land use and resource planning between Youngstown ARS, local jurisdictions and stakeholders to cultivate a consistent approach to community growth and development while safeguarding military operations and mission readiness in support of national defense objectives.
    • ACTIONS. Providing a set of recommended tools, activities, and procedures that local jurisdictions, agencies, and Youngstown ARS can use to implement the recommendations developed during the JLUS process.
  • The Youngstown ARS JLUS will provide stakeholders with:
    • A land use assessment for surrounding potential growth areas
    • A baseline of existing incompatible land uses around the installation
    • A plan to assist surrounding communities to make informed decisions regarding compatibility
    • Recommended strategies to promote compatible land use planning around Youngstown ARS and within the surrounding communities
  • Compatibility can be defined as the balance between community and military needs and interests. The goal of compatibility planning is to promote an environment where both entities can coexist successfully. Information obtained from the Policy Committee, Technical Committee, and the public will be analysed to identify current and potential compatibility issues. This analysis will consider the effectiveness of community planning tools for land use decisions and existing and projected development trends within the JLUS Study Area. A set of 25 compatibility factors will be considered to evaluate the range of issues that influence land use compatibility. While all factors will be initially assessed, several factors may not exist within the Youngstown ARS JLUS Study Area.

    compatibility factors

  • JLUS recommendations can be categorized into six key areas: information, communication, coordination, partnerships, policy and regulatory. They may be:
    • Short-or long-term
    • Temporary or permanent
    • Localized to a particular area or apply throughout the JLUS Study Area
    • Legislative
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.