Public Workshops

Three public workshops will be conducted at key points throughout the project.

WORKSHOP #1. KICK-OFF / PROJECT INITIATION

This workshop will explain the purpose and function of the JLUS; explain the nature of military operations at Florence Military Reservation, Rittenhouse Training Site, Silverbell Army Heliport, and Picacho Peak Stagefield; introduce project participants; describe the JLUS approach; and discuss the goals of the JLUS. The format of this workshop will include a presentation to the public followed by an interactive working session where attendees will be invited and encouraged to share their input on potential compatibility issues.

WORKSHOP #2. INTERIM FINDINGS AND PRELIMINARY RECOMMENDATIONS

This workshop will update the public with the status of work completed to-date and solicit input on the importance of the identified compatibility issues. It will include a formal presentation and an interactive exercise. In conjunction with the exercise, Matrix will also discuss and facilitate ideas on how best to resolve community conflicts in small groups.

WORKSHOP #3. FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS

This workshop will present the Public Draft JLUS and recommendations. Participants will be encouraged to provide feedback either during the meeting with comment cards, following the workshop through the project website, or by email to the JLUS Project Manager. The goal is to inform, educate and solicit feedback from the public on the JLUS before any action is taken to adopt the JLUS.

2nd Public Workshops Held

Thank you to all who attended the second set of public workshops for the Pinal County Joint Land Use Study!  Two separate workshops were hosted by Pinal County, in partnership with other project stakeholders including the Village of Red Rock, Town of Florence, and Arizona National Guard.  The workshops were held on Monday, October 1 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Red Rock Fire Station and on Wednesday, October 3 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Florence Library and Community Center.

This set of public workshops provided an update on the JLUS project progress, presented the Arizona National Guard military mission footprints, and allowed the public an opportunity to provide input on the importance of each compatibility issue that has been identified through this JLUS process. The issues being evaluated are the result of comments and feedback obtained from the JLUS Policy Committee and Technical Working Group (made up of representatives from the jurisdictions, agencies and organizations involved in this project), stakeholder interviews, and public input provided at the first set of public workshops that were held in June 2018.  At the workshops, participants were able to learn more about existing compatibility concerns and provide input on the actions that should be considered to address them.

If you were unable to attend the workshops, you can still provide your input on the importance of the compatibility issues by responding to the online survey by clicking here

Click Here to download a copy of the presentation that was given at the second set of public workshops.
Click Here to download the AZNG military footprint maps that were presented at the second public workshop.

Florence

Red Rock


Save the Dates – October 1 and 3, 2018

Pinal County is hosting the second set of public workshops for the Pinal County Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). Pinal County, in cooperation with the Arizona National Guard (AZNG) and other communities, agencies, and organizations in the region, is preparing the JLUS to address compatibility planning around four AZNG sites of Florence Military Reservation, Rittenhouse Training Site, Silverbell Army Heliport, and Picacho Peak Stagefield with the goal of achieving a balance between sustaining and supporting mission needs and protecting opportunities for community growth, economic vitality, and quality of life. There will be a brief presentation and then participants will have an opportunity to review and provide their input on the potential compatibility issues in the vicinity of the AZNG sites through an interactive wall exercise. Participants will be asked to vote on the relative importance of each issue. Input from the community is essential to develop a plan that is responsive to local needs.

Pinal County is hosting this set of two public workshops. The material presented at each workshop will be the same, but there will be two different geographic locations to provide a broader opportunity for attendance. Please choose the one most convenient for you.

First Workshop

Date:              Monday, October 1, 2018
Time:             6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:       Red Rock Elementary School
                        20854 E. Homestead Drive
                        Red Rock, AZ 85145

Second Workshop

Date:              Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Time:             6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:       Florence Library and Community Center
                        778 N. Main St
                         Florence, AZ 85132

1st Public Workshops Held

Thank you to all who attended the first set of public workshops for the Pinal County Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). Pinal County hosted the first set of public workshops for the Pinal County JLUS on June 4, 2018 at Silverbell Army Heliport and June 5, 2018 at Florence Library and Community Center. The material presented at the two workshops was the same. During the workshops, participants were given an overview of what a JLUS is, how it is being developed, the stakeholders involved, and an opportunity to provide their input on the potential issues in the vicinity of the four Arizona National Guard sites that are part of the study through an interactive, real-time survey. If you were not able to attend the workshop, it’s not too late to provide feedback. Click Here to take the survey that was given at the workshop.

The presentation from the workshops, including the results from the survey are available for view by Clicking Here.

Florence

Silverbell Army Heliport


Save the Date – June 4th and 5th!

Pinal County will be hosting the first set of public workshops for the Pinal County Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) on June 4th and 5th. This project is a collaborative effort between the County, the towns of Florence, Marana, and Queen Creek, the City of Eloy, the Arizona National Guard (AZNG) and other agencies and organizations in the region to work together to identify and address compatibility issues either impacting the military missions or the surrounding community.  Your participation at the workshop and your input is very important to the development of the set of recommendations that will address these issues.  

The information provided at the meeting will include an overview of what a JLUS is, why it is important for your community to develop a JLUS, and the project’s process, including a description of the compatibility factors that will be assessed.  Attendees will also have the opportunity to provide their input on what they believe the compatibility issues are through an interactive survey. 

First Workshop

Date:                Monday, June 4, 2018
Time:               6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:         Silverbell Army Heliport
                          24641 E Pinal Airpark Rd
                          Marana, AZ 85653
                          WAATS Headquarters Building
                          Classroom A&B on the second floor
                          Click Here to view meeting location Map

Second Workshop

Date:                Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Time:               6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location:         Florence Library and Community Center
                          778 N. Main St
                          Florence, AZ 85132
 
 
 
The material presented at each meeting will be the same, but there will be two different geographic locations to provide a broader opportunity for attendance.  Choose the location that works best for you.

Copyright © 2018, Matrix Design Group, Inc. This study was prepared under contract with Pinal County, Arizona, with financial support from the Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. The content reflects the views of the key JLUS partners involved in the development of this study and does not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of Economic Adjustment.

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