About the Joint Land Use Study
The Crater Planning District Commission, lead agency for the Fort Lee JLUS, and the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George and the cities of Colonial Heights, Hopewell and Petersburg, Virginia joined together to prepare the Fort Lee Joint Land Use Study that is now completed.
The Fort Lee Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) planning process identified locations where land use conflicts between the civilian population and the military installation are presently occurring or are likely to occur in the future. With these locations identified, land use and other recommendations were prepared for the participating local government jurisdictions and Fort Lee. The implementation of the study will help ensure that Fort Lee can continue and/or modify its missions in the future with as little hindrance as possible, while also ensuring that civilian interests are protected to the greatest possible degree.
The JLUS has identified recommedations to zoning, other development regulations and other land use mechanisms that when implemented are more likely to result in compatible land uses, thus ensuring the long-term viability of Fort Lee. The Department of Defense will also benefit as enhanced coordination of surrounding land uses will increase the long term operational effectiveness and serve as an important component in the protection of our Homeland from unforeseen and anticipated threats.
View a summary of the JLUS Findings and Recommendations by clicking here.