Fort Knox Compatible Use Plan - (FINAL)
Compatible Use Plan Study FINAL
This is the final version of the Compatible Use Plan.

The individual sections will be posted below as they are completed.

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Executive Summary – Final 30 Nov. 2021
Fort Knox Compatible Use Plan (DRAFT)
Compatible Use Plan Study DRAFT
This is a DRAFT of the Compatible Use Plan. It may be viewed in its entirety HERE. (23 mb)

You may also go to individual sections via the links below. This document is being edited continually to make corrections, incorporate new information, and to account for input received by members of our two committees and the public at large. To that end we will keep a version number posted on this page and the date it is posted here.

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VERSION 15 Sept. 2021

Introduction    – A summary of the CUP, The Study Area, Study Process and Timelines. 
Section I Region and Community Profiles    – Background on the Study Area, Government, Counties & Cities, Planning Agencies, Population and Housing, Land Use Polices and Areas of Interest, Transportation, and Economic & Labor Profile. 
Section II Fort Knox Military Reservation Profile     – An Overview of the Geography, History, Demographics of the Post.  Current and Future Missions, Training Areas and Issues, Internal Land Use Planning, and its Economic Influence to the Study Area.
Section III Compatibility Issues  – A look at the Issues of Physical Encroachment, Noise, Spectrum Frequency, Environmental, Infrastructure, and Workforce as they pertain to Compatibility. 
Section IV Compatibility Mitigation Tools   – Background on Federal, State, and Local Options to Address Compatibility Concerns. 
Section V Implementation Strategy   – Listings of Actions that should be taken to Promote Compatibility between Fort Knox and the Study Area. 
Success Stories

The KY 313 Corridor was established in 1995 by the Hardin County Planning & Development Commission.  Taking into account the 1994 Joint Land Use Study (JLUS); the corridor buffer addresses the impacts that Ft. Knox and its adjoining neighbors have on each other and provides support to maintaining Ft. Knox’s mission.

Readiness & Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Program


“The Department of Defense (DoD)’s REPI Program is a key tool for combating encroachment that can limit or restrict military training, testing, and operations. The REPI Program protects these military missions by helping remove or avoid land-use conflicts near installations and addressing regulatory restrictions that inhibit military activities. The REPI Program is administered by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD).

A key component of the REPI Program is the use of buffer partnerships among the Military Services, private conservation groups, and state and local governments, authorized by Congress at 10 U.S.C. § 2684a. These win-win partnerships share the cost of acquisition of easements or other interests in land from willing sellers to preserve compatible land uses and natural habitats near installations and ranges that helps sustain critical, at-risk military mission capabilities.”

Implementation Activities