On April 15, 2015, Matrix Design Group will present the final Compatibility Reference Guide to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors. Following the presentation, the Board will consider and potentially vote to formally approve and endorse the final Compatibility Reference Guide. The recommendations contained in the Guide are not regulations, but rather a "tool kit" of actions regional stakeholders can undertake to enhance compatibility and collaboration with Columbus Air Force Base. These actions will allow the surrounding communities, property owners and businesses to prosper, while also protecting the Air Base's current and potential future mission.

A PDF of the final Compatibility Reference Guide is provided in the "Online Library" section of this webpage, which can be accessed via the drop down menu under the "Resources" tab at the top of this page.


Second Community Meeting Held on January 29

The second community meeting was held at Caledonia City Hall on January 29. The meeting was well attended and participants were provided with a detailed power point presentation which described the origin, purpose, applicability and content of the project committee's final recommendations report. That report took the form of a comprehensive Military Compatibility Reference Guide ("CRG"). In addition members of the public were given copies of the project brochure. The meeting power point and project brochure are located in this web page's on-line library, accessed via the drop down menu under the "Resources" tab at the top of this web site's home page. A copy of the final CRG will be posted on this web site once final edits have been completed. The estimated date for posting the final CRG is March 1, 2015.


Project Update

Based on the input provided by the Policy Committee and the public at the 1/29/15 meetings, , minor revisions will be made to the CRG and the final CRG will be posted on this website. It is now up to the project principals to formally endorse the Implementation Project's final report (i.e. the CRG) and to then carry out the various recommendations contained in the final CRG.


Columbus AFB JLUS Implementation


A Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a cooperative land use planning effort conducted as a joint venture between an active military installation, surrounding cities and counties, state and federal agencies, and other affected stakeholders. The Columbus AFB JLUS was funded through a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and contributions by Lowndes County.

Subsequent to the completion of a JLUS, many communities choose to pursue a JLUS "implementation" effort, again with funding and assistance from the DoD's Office of Economic Adjustment. While the JLUS identifies and prioritizes compatibility issues, the JLUS Implementation program goes further to help participating communities actually carry out the recommendations contained in the JLUS.