The Hampton Roads Region – Norfolk and Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) was 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 focused 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.
The JLUS was conducted by a Technical Committee of staff members from the participating cities and the U.S. Navy under the guidance of a Policy Committee comprised of elected officials and senior staff. The lead consulting firm was AECOM, Inc.
The JLUS was completed in August 2019. The final report was endorsed by the study’s Policy Committee on December 2, 2019 and forwarded to the City Councils of Norfolk and Virginia Beach each for further action. The Norfolk city council adopted a resolution to accept the JLUS final report on January 28, 2020. The Virginia Beach city council adopted a resolution to accept the JLUS findings on February 4, 2020.
The final JLUS report and other related materials are available for download below. For more information of if you need special assistance, please contact 757-420-8300.
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