Representative Nancy Tate, Brigadier General (Ret.) Jim Iacocca, President and CEO of the Knox Regional Development Alliance, Brigadier General (Ret.) Steve Bullard, Executive Director, Kentucky Commission on Military Affairs, Mr. Jim Bradford, Deputy Garrison Commander, Fort Knox, and Mr. Michael Robinson, GIS Specialist, Lincoln Trail ADD briefed the Kentucky Legislature’s Joint Interim Committee on Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations on the value of real estate disclosures with respect to Kentucky’s military reservations at Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. This brief was part of this IJC’s regular meeting held on November 17 2022.
Recorded Meeting Video Link. Briefing starts at 34:30. Approximately 21 Minutes.
Fort Knox Garrison Command hosted local area land use planners and officials on Nov. 3rd for a background briefing and an overflight of the training ranges on post. They were provided with information about the range missions and a “birds-eye” view of the ranges and their geographic relationship to the surrounding communities. This effort was in support of ongoing communication efforts to promote compatible land uses and community cooperation.
Images Courtesy of Fort Knox Public Affairs Office.
Due to the success of the Compatible Use Plan Study, LTADD was encouraged to apply for an additional grant through DoD’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC) to work on enacting various implementation strategies that were identified in the Plan. We were recently notified that we had received that grant and are now working to again engage our partners at Fort Knox and the communities in our region to begin this effort. The current regional growth trends and upcoming changes add obvious urgency to our work.
A sample of these implementation areas include the development of and the supported adoption of some land use policies that promote compatible use, creation of a Fort Knox market area housing study, a review of hazard mitigation and resiliency projects and policies, and a review and promotion of conservation efforts. All these are applied as they contribute to compatible use concepts and the continued support of Fort Knox’s missions.
The grant period runs from 1 August 2022 to 31 January 2024.
The final version of the Compatible Use Plan Study is now available to access. It is posted in under the “Library” tab or the entire document in Acrobat PDF format (20 mb) may be downloaded HERE.
Our efforts are now focused on implementation activities as addressed in the plan. We will be reaching back out to our committees as we proceed to help plan and work on these varied strategies. We look forward to everyone’s efforts to continue to promote compatible use that assist in meeting not only Fort Knox’s missions but also helps our communities grow successfully.
Please direct all comments about the this Plan to the CUP Team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your continued interest in this endeavor.