Compatible Use Studies are similar to other planning processes our local communities regularly engage in. There typically are three general phases:
- The planning process, which assesses needs and identifies recommendations to address those needs,
and results in a Compatible Use Study report;
- Development of implementation tools recommended in the Compatible Use Study report; and
- Adoption and implementation of those tools by local agencies and stakeholders, the base, and local government.
In Phase II, a “CUS Implementation Committee,” will work with the Consultant Team to develop the highest-priority recommendations described in the Little Rock CUS report (January 2021), including preparation of implementing documents, ordinances, agreements, land use plan policies, and the like.In the third phase, the tools developed in Phase II are presented to implementing agencies (e.g., local governments, state agencies, and Little Rock AFB) for adoption and application. This third phase is similar in nature to the implementation of a zoning ordinance or inter-local agreement after adoption or execution.
The CUS Implementation project will occur over a 15 to 18-month timeframe and will result in between 15 and 20 separate deliverables, which may include:
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) & Legislative Clarifications & Mapping
Updated Jurisdictional Maps
Regulatory and Non-Regulatory Drafting
Military Planning and Coordination Committee
MOU and Regulatory
Public Outreach and Interagency Coordination