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Final Public Open House

The City of Abilene hosted the final Dyess AFB Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) open house on October 18, 2017 at the Abilene Convention Center located at 1100 N 6th Street in Abilene, TX 79601. This workshop was held in conjunction with the Public draft review and comment period and was conducted in an open house format.  Attendees were provided an overview of the Public Draft JLUS, including key compatibility issues, findings, and recommendations contained in the Public Draft JLUS Report.  The room was set up with four stations, each focused on a specific compatibility factor for noise, safety, vertical obstructions, and bird aircraft strike hazards.  Each station had a person there for attendees to ask questions about the specific issue and recommendations.  Some attendees submitted comments on the Public Draft through the use of comment cards, which were taken into consideration to prepare the final JLUS documents.

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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.

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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


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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.

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Public Workshop #1 held for the Dyess AFB Joint Land Use Study

The City of Abilene hosted the first Public Workshop for the Dyess Air Force Base (AFB) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) on Monday, October 3, 2016.

A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative planning effort conducted as a joint venture between an active military installation, surrounding jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders to address compatibility around military installations. The focus of the workshop was to provide an overview of the JLUS and JLUS process, the importance of a JLUS, and overview of the compatibility factors that will be assessed through the JLUS planning study. Attendees had the opportunity to provide input on the compatibility issues they would like to see addressed in the JLUS. In addition, the workshop included an overview of the Dyess AFB mission to better understand the military missions and the associated impacts in the project study area.

In order to develop a study and recommendations that are responsive to local needs, input from the community is essential. The public was encouraged to join us at this workshop. 

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Click here or the image to the left to download the JLUS Fact Sheet.
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Click here or the image to the left to see the comments that were submitted at the public workshop.
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Click here or the image to the left to download the map that shows the where meeting attendees came from.
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Click here or the image to the left to see the comments that were submitted at the public workshop.
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Click here or the image to the left to view the results of the survey that was conducted during the public workshop.




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For more information about the Dyess AFB JLUS study email Don Green using the contact information on this web page.

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Property Owner Kick-off Meeting Held April 7th

The City of Abilene hosted a Dyess AFB Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) kick-off meeting for property owners in the study area on Thursday, April 7 at the Mosaic Church located at 6610 US Highway 277. This meeting provided property owners with an opportunity to hear the scope and intent of the JLUS and ask questions. Additional public workshops will be held throughout the JLUS process.

BigCountryHomepage.com has featured an article about the upcoming JLUS and property owner concerns, which can be viewed at http://www.bigcountryhomepage.com/news/property-owners-concerned-about-land-study, or downloaded in PDF form by clicking here

  • Date: Thursday, April 7, 2016
  • Time: 5:30 pm
  • Location: Mosaic Church – 6610 US Highway 277, Abilene, TX 79606

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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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