Joining Forces will build upon findings of previous studies and ongoing collaboration around NAS Fort Worth, JRB.
Defending the Sound of Freedom Joint Land Use Study (2008)
The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) was an initiative of Benbrook, Fort Worth, Lake Worth, River Oaks, Westworth Village, White Settlement and Tarrant County. The U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Economic Adjustment was the project manager and the North Central Council of Governments was the study sponsor. The purpose of this Joint Land Use Study was to evaluate the current status of the implementation of recommendations issued in the 2002 Air Installation Compatible Use Zone Study and to make recommendations for additional actions by local governments designed to improve land use decisions that may affect the mission of the base. Learn more >>>
Local governments surrounding the Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base have voluntarily formed the Regional Coordination Committee (RCC) to promote and preserve the military mission at the installation. The Committee is responsible for encouraging compatible land use planning, conducting community outreach, and participating in military affairs surrounding NAS Fort Worth, JRB. Learn more >>>
Building on Momentum from Past Studies, Current Initiatives
Through a partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the cities of Benbrook, Fort Worth, Lake Worth, River Oaks, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, and White Settlement and in conjunction with Tarrant County, a need was identified to conduct planning studies for the area surrounding the Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base (NAS Fort Worth, JRB). This need stemmed from the 2008 Joint Land Use Study that identified 17 actions for the local governments to support compatible development from base initiatives and from community identified goals to evaluate transportation options, support economic development initiatives, evaluate housing and retail markets in the area, and complete local government comprehensive plan updates. This project, referred to as Planning for Livable Military Communities (PLMC), was funded with a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Challenge Grant. Learn more >>>