Recommendations for Enhancing Quality of Life Near NAS JRB

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People living and working in communities near Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base can get a sneak peek Aug. 21 at recommendations resulting from an 18-month quality-of-life study conducted with the input of community stakeholders.

An open house will be held at 5 p.m. at the Lake Worth Multipurpose Facility, following a community forum at 3:30 p.m. with local elected officials and Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, whose 12thcongressional district includes western Tarrant County.

“Communities that provide a good quality of life for military personnel and their families are communities that grow,” said Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12).  “I’m proud that our base has strong support from the community. The Planning Livable Military Communities study helps to ensure the relationship between the base and the surrounding neighborhoods continues to prosper.”

The North Central Texas Council of Governments conducted a multidisciplinary planning study for six communities surrounding NAS Fort Worth, JRB. The study addresses land-use, transportation, housing and economic development opportunities and provides recommendations to accommodate future growth, enhance quality of life, and support continued operations at the base.

Once the draft recommendations are finalized, Benbrook, Lake Worth, River Oaks, Sansom Park, Westworth Village and White Settlement will be able to implement them in ways that are consistent with the needs of their residents and businesses, and support the long-term viability of the base. Fort Worth and Tarrant County are also project partners and will be vital to the implementation phase.

Funded by a $640,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Challenge Program, the study paved the way for the partnering cities to update their comprehensive plans with recommendations that emphasize development that is compatible with military operations and enhances quality of life.

Planning for Livable Military Communities Forum and Open House

When: 3:30 p.m. August 21 (Open house begins at 5 p.m.)

Where:
 Lake Worth Multipurpose Facility
7005 Charbonneau Road
Lake Worth, TX 76135

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