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Planning for Livable Military Communities

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Through a partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments, the cities of Benbrook, Fort Worth, Lake Worth, River Oaks, Sansom Park, Westworth Village, and White Settlement and in conjunction with Tarrant County, a need was identified to conduct planning studies for the area surrounding the Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base (NAS Fort Worth, JRB). This need stemmed from a previous Department of Defense funded Joint Land Use Study that identified 17 actions for the local governments to support compatible development from base initiatives and from community identified goals to evaluate transportation options, support economic development initiatives, evaluate housing and retail markets in the area, and complete local government comprehensive plan updates. This project, referred to as Planning for Livable Military Communities (PLMC), is funded with a US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Challenge Grant.

Executive Summary

Project Location
The focus area for this project represented a range with an approximate 2.5 mile buffer from the base. This area encompasses the majority of the partner communities and is consistent with efforts to encourage housing and transportation choices closer to the base.

Regional Vision Report:  offers collaborative strategies for addressing challenges and taking advantage of opportunities that cross city boundaries.

           PLMC Regional Vision Report

Local Government Comprehensive Plan Visions:  outline specific goals, policies, and actions intended to be guidelines for future comprehensive plan updates.
           Lake Worth Comprehensive Vision Plan
           River Oaks Comprehensive Vision Plan
           Sansom Park Comprehensive Vision Plan
           Westworth Village Comprehensive Vision Plan
           White Settlement comprehensive Vision Plan

Resolutions in Support of Regional Vision Report:  signify support of key regional recommentations from the study. 
           Regional Coordination Committee   I   Benbrook   I   Fort Worth   I   Lake Worth
           River Oaks   I   Sansom Park   I   Tarrant County   I   Westworth Village   I   White Settlement

Complementary Initiatives
           RCC Transportation Study
HUD Preferred Sustainability Status

          Current Planning Award, Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association - October 2014
          Project Planning Award, Midwest Section of the Texas American Planning Association - January 2014

Public Outreach Events

Past Events

Community Forum and Open House (August 21, 2013)
Agenda | Presentations | Community Visioning | Land Use | Housing | Economic Development | Transportation Options | City Recommendations | Intergovernmental Coordination

Open House and Regional Public Meeting (May 9, 2013)
Presentation | Community Visioning | Housing | Economic Development | Transportation Options | Land Use

Mayor and City Manager Meeting (February 7, 2013) - Agenda
PLMC Public Meetings (December 10-13, 2012) - Comprehensive Plans
BENBROOK Presentation | SANSOM PARK Presentation | LAKE WORTH Presentation | WHITE SETTLEMENT Presentation | WESTWORTH VILLAGE Presentation | RIVER OAKS Presentation

PLMC Public Meetings (November 7-8, 2012) - Housing, Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning, and Access and Safety Around Schools
Agenda | Presentation | Exhibits

PLMC Public Meetings and Workshops (September 10-13, 2012) - Corridor Improvements for State Highways 183 & 199
Presentation | Public Feedback

PLMC Open House (June 5-7, 2012)
Project Background | Economic Development | Housing and Retail | Transportation Options | Ordinance Compatibility Review | Comprehensive Plans

Joint Housing Forum (February 28, 2011)
Agenda | Presentation - NAS Fort Worth, JRB Captain T.D. Smyers | Presentation - NCTCOG Kendall Wendling

Public Comment Form

Staff Contacts

Amanda Wilson, Program Manager, 817.695.9284

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