Initiated in 2008, the Joint Base Andrews Naval Air Facility Washington Land Use Study (JLUS) represents a partnership between the base, Prince George’s County, and the local community that facilitates a cooperative approach to development policy for the Joint Base Andrews vicinity. The JLUS identifies encroachment issues that impact both the base and the communities around the base and recommends strategies to address these impacts. Strategies will balance the needs of the base with the long-term development plans and economic viability of the surrounding communities.
Goals of the JLUS include:
- Ensuring local land use controls promote development that is compatible with the base mission and air operations
- Addressing encroachment issues, including noise, traffic, pollution, and impacts on environmental and cultural resources
- Identifying opportunities for economic and community revitalization around the base
- Identifying needed traffic and transportation improvements
- Increasing communication and strengthening relationships between the base, the county, and surrounding communities