The Grissom Air Reserve Base (ARB) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a community driven, cooperative, strategic planning effort between Grissom ARB, the surrounding local jurisdictions, and local community stakeholders. The JLUS will identify means of promoting land use, urban growth, and economic development that is compatible with the mission of the 434th Air Refueling Wing (434 ARW). Additionally, the JLUS will seek ways to reduce the military operational impacts on adjacent lands, protect the health and safety of the surrounding population, and maximize compatible economic development potential of the Grissom Aeroplex.

The study is being administered by Miami County Economic Development Authority (MCEDA) and is co-funded through a grant from the Department of Defense (DOD), Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). The Grissom ARB JLUS will be complete in the summer of 2018.

The MCEDA selected White & Smith Planning and Law Group, along with its subcontractors Benchmark Planning, American StructurePoint, Inc., and Marstel-Day, LLC, to complete the study.


The Grissom ARB JLUS includes four major objectives:

  1. Promote community and economic development that is compatible with the 434th Air Refueling Wing (ARW) training, testing, and operational missions.

  2. Seek ways to reduce operational impacts on adjacent lands.

  3. Protect the health and safety of the residents, property owners, businesses, and motorists located immediately adjacent to Grissom ARB.

  4. Maximize the economic development potential of Grissom ARB, Grissom Aeroplex, the surrounding communities, and the State of Indiana.

What's Next?

The next public meeting will be held in Fall 2017. Exact time and location is to be determined, and will be posted here as scheduled.

The first public meeting was held June 7, 2017 at the Grissom Aeroplex. The Public Meeting briefing slides can be found here.

Public Survey

The JLUS Steering Committee needs YOUR input! Please take a few minutes to complete our survey online by August 18, 2017 to provide your input on local Air Force activities at Grissom ARB. You can also download and print a copy of the survey and mail in your responses to:

  • Marstel-Day, LLC, c/o Doug Allen
    33 S. 13th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219.

For more information about the 2018 Grissom ARB JLUS, please contact us at jtidd@miamicountyeda.com.


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