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Public Draft Dyess Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study Review and Comment

The Public Draft Dyess Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) has been released for public review and comment. The JLUS Report is the culmination of an 18-month long collaborative process among the City of Abilene, City of Tye, Taylor County, property owners, residents, and Dyess AFB and provides an overview of the JLUS process, the Study Area and communities involved in the JLUS, Dyess AFB missions and operations, a list of the compatibility issues identified through the process, and the Implementation Plan that includes the recommended strategies identified to address the compatibility issues. A public open house will be held on October 18, 2017 where attendees can learn more about the JLUS recommendations and the Public Draft, and provide comments on the draft.

Each document can be downloaded by clicking on the associated links. A comment tracker spreadsheet is also available for download. This spreadsheet can be used to submit comments on the Public Draft. Comments can also be submitted through this website by clicking the “Send Comments” tab in the upper left-hand corner.
Please submit all comments either through the project website, or by emailing the comment tracker spreadsheet to Don Green, the project manager with the City of Abilene by Monday, November 13, 2017. Don Green’s email can be found in the “For More Information” box on the right-hand side of this website.

sdyess jlus report public draft thumbnail   Click here to download the Public Draft Dyess AFB JLUS Report in Adobe PDF format.
sdyess afb jlus public draft comment form   Click here to download the comment form in Microsoft Word format.




Final Public Open House

The City of Abilene is hosting the final Dyess AFB Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) open house on October 18, 2017. The public is encouraged to join us at this open house to learn more about the Public Draft JLUS Report, ask questions, and provide comments. The Public Draft Dyess AFB JLUS Report will be released for a 30-day public review and comment period in October, 2017. Check back on this website in early October to download the document.

At the October 18 open house, attendees will be provided an overview of the key compatibility issues, findings, and recommendations contained in the Public Draft JLUS Report. Public comments on the draft will be accepted at the meeting or can be provided in writing up until the end of the comment period. Written comments can be provided through the project website or by emailing comments to the City of Abilene project manager, Don Green. Don Green’s email can be found in the “For More Information” box on the right-hand side of this website.

The public is encouraged to join us at this open house. This will be an open house format, so stop by any time between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. to provide your input on the Public Draft JLUS Report.

Please click here for an enlarged map of the Dyess AFB noise contours to determine if you are in the study area.

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This open house will be held:

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Abilene Convention Center
Upstairs Meeting Room
1100 N 6th Street
Abilene, TX 79601


Public Workshop #2 hosted for the Dyess AFB Joint Land Use Study

The second public workshop for the Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) was hosted by the City of Abilene, in cooperation with the City of Tye and Taylor County on Monday, March 6, 2017. The workshop was held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Tye Community Center, located at 105 Scott Street, Tye, TX 79563.

This public workshop provided an update on the JLUS project progress, presented the Dyess AFB military mission footprint, and allowed the public an opportunity to provide input on the priorities of the compatibility issues identified through this JLUS process. The issues being evaluated are the result of comments and feedback obtained from the JLUS Policy Committee and Technical Advisory Committee (made up of representatives from the jurisdictions, agencies and organizations involved in this project), stakeholder interviews, and public input provided at the first Public Workshop held on October 3, 2016. At the workshop, participants were able to learn more about existing compatibility concerns and provide input on the actions that should be considered to address them.

dyess jlus issues exercise thumbnail   Click here to view the results of the Compatibility Issues Prioritization Exercise.
presentation thumb   Click here to download a copy of the presentation that was given at the second public workshop.

Click here to view the Public Workshop article featured in the Abilene Reporter News

Click here to view the Public Workshop article featured in the Big Country Homepage News


Public Survey Completed


dyessresults A survey was conducted at the first public workshop on October 3, 2016 to get input on where in the community attendees live or work, and provide information on the types of incompatibilities or issues / concerns residents have regarding Dyess AFB operations and encroachment. The survey was also put up on the project website from October 4 through November 9, 2016 to allow those who did not attend the public workshop to be able to participate. Including those that completed the survey at the public workshop, a total of 71 people filled out the survey. The results of the survey can be viewed by clicking the image to the left.


Welcome to the Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) website. As this project evolves, this website will be your primary source for access to all materials related to the project. Just use the menus located at the top of the page to obtain the information you need. The menus provide access to the following information:

Home. This will return you to this home screen.

Project Overview. This menu will give you access to background information on this project. Look here for an overview of the JLUS process and a map of the Study Area.

Public Participation. Public input will be a major component in the success of this project. Your input is critical in this planning process and the success of this project. The Public Participation section of this website will be updated regularly to include information about the committees working on this project and guide you to upcoming public workshops.

Resources. Need a copy of a report or map? This is the menu to look under. All materials prepared for workshops, newsletters, and draft and final documents will be posted here for your review. This section also includes useful links to JLUS stakeholders.

Contact Us. Sometimes you cannot make it to a meeting, but you have comments to provide. Use this menu to learn how to contact the Project Manager and provide your input.

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  This study is being prepared under contract with the City of Abilene, with financial support from the Office of Economic Adjustment, Department of Defense. The content reflects the views of the City of Abilene and the jurisdictions, agencies, and organizations participating in the JLUS program, and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.


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