Bartholomew County

Brown County

Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center

City of Columbus

Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy

Jackson County

Jennings County

Johnson County

Muscatatuck Urban Training Center

Town of Edinburgh

News and Updates

Atterbury JLUS Press Release - 6/08/2009 (28.7 KB)

Atterbury JLUS Press Release - 4/24/2009 (32.7 KB)


Joint Land Use Study
Draft Presentation
June 16th 6pm - 8pm
Education and Training Center, Elsner Hall
1200 West O & M Avenue
North Vernon, Indiana 47265

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Joint Land Use Study
Draft Presentation
June 18th 6pm - 8pm
Edinburgh Park and Recreation Department, Community Center
733 S. Eisenhower Dr.
Edinburgh, IN 46124

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The Atterbury Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) involves the study of land use between the Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, and the surrounding communities which include Bartholomew County, Brown County, the City of Columbus, Cordry Sweetwater Conservancy, Jackson County, Jennings County, Johnson County, and the Town of Edinburgh.

This study is a joint venture of the State of Indiana, by and through the Office of Community and Rural Affairs, and representatives from the communities that surround Atterbury and Muscatatuck.

The Technical and Policy Committees are advisory groups made up of representatives from these communities. To help with the success of this study, other industry professionals are involved as well. These professionals aid the study in organization, development, research, public participation, and many other facets. Among these industry professionals are: GRW Engineers, AMEC Earth & Environmental, Inc., Briljent LLC, Image Matters LLC, and Phelco Technologies. Together, these professionals will work with the communities and the military to develop a comprehensive study of the area.

What is a Joint Land Use Study?

A Joint Land Use Study is a cooperative land use planning effort conducted as a joint venture between an active military installation, surrounding cities and counties, state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders.

What are the Objectives of a Joint Land Use Study?

The primary objective of a Joint Land Use Study is to reduce potential conflicts between a military installation and its host community while still accommodating new growth and economic development, sustaining economic vitality, and protecting the general public's health and safety, without compromising the operational missions of the installation. These studies have three core objectives:

  • Understanding: Increase communication between the military, local jurisdictions, and stakeholders to promote an understanding of the strong economic and physical relationship between the installation and its neighbors.
  • Collaboration: Promote collaborative planning between the military, local jurisdictions, and stakeholders in order to safeguard the mission of the installation from future incompatible development.
  • Actions: Develop and implement strategies for reducing the impacts of incompatible activities on the community and military operations, and also devise tools to support compatibility in the future.

How Have Past Joint Land Use Studies Been Successful?

Previous Joint Land Use Studies have shown a high success rate. The study effort can directly benefit both the jurisdiction and the installation by:

  • Protecting the health and safety of residents living or working near military installations
  • Preserving long-term land use compatibility between the installation and the surrounding community
  • Promoting comprehensive community planning
  • Encouraging a cooperative spirit between the local base command and local community officials; and
  • Integrating the local jurisdictions' comprehensive plans with the installation's plans

Your Community's Involvement

The public can be involved in the development of the JLUS by providing input and guidance to the process. They can do so by informing the representatives of the Technical and Policy Committees of their issues and recommendations, submitting comments and feedback to our study's main contacts, through our interactive JLUS Web site, and attending the public meetings.

Here are two documents and a video that will give you a better overview of what a Joint Land Use Study is, how your community is involved, and how the study is preformed:

Overview Reports Resources News Public Meetings Links Contact Us Committee Members