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Contact Information:

  Name Stephen Murray
  Title/Position City Planner
  Entity City of Fort Worth
  Phone (817) 392-8043

Project Number:  065

Parcel ID(s):  Not applicable

Project Description:  This zoning case creates the boundary for the new Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base Overlay created through the text amendment ZC-14-101. The City Council authorized proceeding with the NASFW JRB Airport Overlay in a resolution approved on July 22, 2014. Overlay Zoning Districts have been prepared for all the Fort Worth area airports to protect the city’s investment and economic impacts of the airports on the community. • Development can affect the operations of airports and vice versa. • Negative effects include noise, population density, height, lighting and radar/electrical interference. • Airport overlay zones for City’s airports: – Address hazards to flight operations – Provide protection and disclosure for property owners. The boundaries of the overlay generally follow the 65 DNL (noise level measurement). The boundary for the NASFW JRB overlay is limited to the incorporated city limits of Fort Worth to the north, south, and east. Other boundaries have been identified using points on the ground including street right-of-way lines, intersections and property boundaries to ensure that the boundaries of the overlay are easily identified. Proposed Content of Overlay Regulations 1. Radar or Electrical Interference – general prohibition 2. Lighting a. Avoid linear lighting arrangement that mimics a runway b. Shield downward, including replacement billboard lights c. Temporary spot lights, search lights, etc. by City permit and approval of airport 3. Glare a. Glare control using cutoff fixtures, shields, and surface suppressants. 4. Emissions – including smoke, ash, steam 5. Wildlife Attractants – such as water/wetlands that attracts birds 6. Waste Disposal – landfills which also attract birds The proposed overlay will not change any base zoning district or regulate any land uses except for the above. No existing land uses will be changed.

Noise Contour Overlay Area

Date Submitted:  8/5/2014 4:11:33 PM

Deadline for Comments:  8/11/2014

References Comprehensive Plans Zoning Maps
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Name Entity Date Comment
Ed Gallagher City of Benbrook 8/6/2014 Looks good. No objection at all.
Dave Gattis City of Benbrook 8/6/2014 As I understand it, Fort Worth has previously adopted an Airport Overlay-Compatible Use Zone that restricts land uses within the Clear Zones and Accident Potential Zones. The current proposal would expand the Airport Overlay zone out to approximately the 65 dB contour and would restrict radio and electrical interference, outdoor lighting (including billboards), glare, emissions, wildlife attractors and waste facilities in the larger area, but does not specifically restrict land uses. I recall that Fort Worth already had adopted building code standards that require noise attenuation in new construction. While it doesn't specifically restrict incompatible land uses within the area of the 65 dB contour outside of the APZs, its a good step forward.
Brett McGuire City of Lake Worth 8/7/2014 I believe that this is a positive step forward. It appears that FTW is attempting to address the most pertinent issues within the 65db contour. No objections.
Rachel Wiggins Past CPLO at NAS Fort Worth, JRB 8/11/2014 Expanding upon the building code updates (2007) and Compatible Use Zones in the Clear Zones and APZ's (2013), this overlay offers additional protections to the military missions at the Naval Air Station. Height, lighting, glare, electromagnetic interference, landfills, etc are all potential issues in the area around an airfield. Fort Worth's leadership to address these issues in such a large area is a great step forward for compatible land development in the vicinity of the base. Thank you.

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