The Hampton Roads Region – Portsmouth and Chesapeake Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) was a joint effort between Portsmouth, Chesapeake, the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission, and several U.S. Navy installations in South Hampton Roads. Navy facilities in Portsmouth and Chesapeake face several impacts from the surrounding communities, including transportation impacts (such as congestion, existing and planned capital improvements, facility access, gate security, and rail operations), stormwater management, waterway management, land use conflicts, and residential, commercial, and industrial encroachment impacts. Nuisance and storm surge flooding can have major impacts on Navy operations by obstructing access and damaging local infrastructure on which military facilities rely. This study focused on identifying specific conditions affecting Navy operations in Hampton Roads and developing mutually beneficial recommendations to address these issues.
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 leading consulting firm was AECOM, Inc.
The JLUS was completed in August 2021 and submitted to the Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation in November 2021. The final JLUS report and other related materials are available for download below. For more information or if you need special assistance, please call 757-420-8300.
Virtual Public Meeting #3
A virtual town hall was held on June 30, 2021, to brief the public on the study’s outcomes and recommendations and solicit public comments and questions. Materials from that meeting and supplemental information can be viewed at the study virtual meeting room here. To view a recording of the June 30, 2021, JLUS Public Meeting, click here.
Virtual Public Meeting #2
A virtual public meeting was held on March 2, 2021, to provide an update on areas of emphasis and analysis findings made to date. Materials from that meeting and supplemental information can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Public Meetings Series #1
A series of three public meetings/open houses was held November 13-14, 2019, in Chesapeake and Portsmouth. Materials from those meetings can be viewed by clicking on the links below.
Joint Land Use Studies eNews