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Fort A.P. Hill Joint Land Use Study

The Town of Bowling Green (lead agency), the Town of Port Royal and Caroline, Essex, King George and Spotsylvania Counties are partnering with the U.S. Army to prepare a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). This project has been sponsored by the Town of Bowling Green and administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) within the Department of Defense (DoD) as part of OEA’s Compatibility Use Program for military bases around the country.

Joint Land Use Fort A.P. Hill is one of the largest, land-based training bases in the eastern United States (76,000 acres). The base has evolved considerably since it was first established during World War II and includes numerous live fire ranges, multiple airfields and other training facilities that are used by the DoD and several other federal entities. The JLUS will document existing and future missions at the fort, as well as current and planned land use and development-related proposals and policies in each of the surrounding jurisdictions near the base boundaries. The study will evaluate and explore the impacts such policies or proposals have on the fort mission and operations and will also evaluate how operations at the fort are impacting the local jurisdictions. The planning effort will make recommendations to encourage positive impacts and mitigate negative impacts for all parties, with an emphasis on compatible growth and sustained collaborative planning that fosters mutual positive growth on the installation and in the surrounding communities .

The project will be completed in approximately a year-long time frame starting in September 2012. The JLUS process is managed by the Policy Committee and the Working Group which each include representatives from the jurisdictions and the fort. The Policy Committee members are:
  • Co-chair: Calvin Taylor, Caroline County Board of Supervisors
  • Co-chair: David Storke, Town of Bowling Green Mayor
  • Mike Coleman, Commonwealth of Virginia Veterans Affairs
  • LTC Peter Dargle, Fort A. P. Hill Garrison Commander
  • Nancy Long, Town of Port Royal Mayor
  • Dale Sisson, King George County Board of Supervisors
  • Gary Skinner, Spotsylvania County Board of Supervisors
  • Edwin Smith, Jr., Essex County Board of Supervisors

The Working Group members are:
  • Co-chair: Stephen Manster, Town of Bowling Green Town Manager
  • Co-chair: Mike Finchum, Caroline County Planning Director
  • Mike Coleman, Commonwealth of Virginia Veterans Affairs
  • Jack Green, King George County Community Development Director
  • Jeffery Hodges, Essex County Zoning Administrator
  • Linda Lumpkin, Essex County Assistant County Administrator
  • Wanda Parrish, Spotsylvania County Planning Director
  • Ken Perrotte, Fort A. P. Hill Plans, Analysis & Integration Office Chief
  • Bill Wick, Town of Port Royal Town Council

A consulting team, led by AECOM from Alexandria, Virginia and Travesky & Associates from Fairfax, Virginia, will assist in the planning effort.

Public Meetings will be held in January and Fall 2013 to present information and data about the project and to gain input from local residents. The meetings will be held in three different locations near the Fort, with locations and times advertised ahead of time, and public notices published on this website and in the local newspapers. Comments or expressions of interest about the project can be sent at any time to fortaphilljlus@aecom.com.

Please check on this website for updates and project-related data which will be posted periodically during the 12-month planning timeframe. Updates will be linked from the left of this page.