The Hampton Roads Region – Norfolk and Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a joint effort between Norfolk, Virginia Beach, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, and several U.S. Navy installations in South Hampton Roads. More frequent flooding is affecting military operations and access to military facilities. This study will focus on identifying specific conditions, including recurrent flooding, coastal storms, and erosion, outside of the military footprint that have the potential to impact Navy operations in Hampton Roads.
While the Public Comment period has expired, the DRAFT Norfolk-Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is available for download and review. (Select the "low res" version for faster download.). For more information of if you need special assistance, please contact 757-420-8300.
The Need for a JLUS
This study will help identify land uses, facilities, and infrastructure systems of mutual interest to the military installations and the Cities of Norfolk and Virginia Beach. It will also help assess the impacts of flooding, storm surge, and other coastal hazards on infrastructure that the Navy relies upon.
The Policy Committee provides oversight and general direction for the study. Its members include representatives from the participating localities, HRPDC, U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Technical Committee advises the Policy Committee and works with the HRPDC staff and consultant team to provide data, technical input, and review of work products. The Technical Committee is comprised of staff representatives from the participating local governments, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, HRPDC, HRTPO, and VDOT.
The first public meeting was held on May 2, 2018. Meeting materials, including presentations and boards, are available for download below.
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