The first public workshop for the Offutt Air Force Base (AFB) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) was held on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Bellevue Schools Support Center, located at 2820 Arboretum Drive in Bellevue, NE 68005. The purpose of this workshop was to introduce the JLUS consultant team and provide the public with a general overview of the JLUS process and what to expect during the study. The workshop included a discussion of the military operations and the area surrounding Offutt AFB and how the base and the communities interact and play a role in each other's continued development. Over the course of the project, the JLUS will look at development within the communities near Offutt AFB and its operational areas and assess 25 potential compatibility factors, both man-made and natural, to determine which are pertinent. During the workshop, attendees were encouraged to engage in discussion and provide their input on compatibility concerns that should be addressed during the JLUS process through the use of an interactive audience response system that displayed real-time results. Following the presentation, attendees were asked to work together in groups to identify compatibility issues or concerns that they feel should be addressed during the JLUS. This was done through writing down issues on a worksheet and identifying the locations of specific issues on large maps.
Click here to download the Offutt AFB JLUS Fact Sheet. This was be distributed during the first public workshop.
Click here to download the presentation that was given at the first Offutt AFB JLUS Public Workshop. This is provided in Adobe PDF format.