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Fairchild Air Forece Base Joint Land Use Study

Fairchild Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) Implementation Program Update

Spokane County completed the Joint Land Use Study in January 2010. Section 5 of the Study recommends 57 strategies that should be pursued by local governments to assure development in the vicinity of Fairchild AFB is compatible with current and future base operations.

Spokane County has secured a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment with the Department of Defense to support implementation of JLUS recommendations in partnership with Cities of Spokane, Airway Heights and Medical Lake. A JLUS Implementation Steering Committee has been established to guide the implementation phase. The Committee consists of representatives from each of the partnership municipalities. A Technical Advisory Group has also been established consisting of planners from the partner municipalities and the Spokane Tribe of Indians, the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, Fairchild Air Force Base and Spokane International Airport.

The links below will provide access to the Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) and draft JLUS implementation documents. Following authorization by the JLUS Implementation Steering Committee a public open house will be conducted in early 2012 to provide stakeholders and interested citizens the opportunity to review JLUS draft implementation documents and submit comment. An overview of the draft implementation documents may be viewed by prompting the JLUS implementation link below.

The Joint Land Use Study may be viewed at the following webpage:

The draft JLUS implementation documents may be viewed at the following website: 

For questions about the information in this JLUS update email Paul Jensen, Senior Planner or contact him by phone at (509) 477- 7213.

This update is current as of December 23, 2011.