Community Planning & the Military
Military communities are facing new challenges. Missions and operations are changing and being realigned. Military planes are getting louder.  And communities continue to grow and to seek out needed economic development opportunities.

We have helped communities around the country face these challenges by developing meaningful analysis, defensible policy alternatives, and implementation tools that are tailored to the local context.

Here are just a few of the planning, implementation, and legal consultation projects we've recently completed or are involved in now.

Joint Land Uses Studies




White & Smith recently completed Joint Land Use Studies for Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island and Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort.  MCAS Beaufort is bedding down new F-35 aircraft as it phases out its F-18 equipment.  

White & Smith worked once again in association with Benchmark CMR and Marstel-Day, LLC on both of these projects.

Plan Implementation



We recently worked with the Homestead Air Reserve Base to develop a Military Overlay Zoning District to implement the community's JLUS and AICUZ Studies.  The Overlay was adopted by the City of Homestead in 2010.  White & Smith worked in association with Marstel-Day, LLC on this project.


Legal Consultation and Negotiation


White & Smith's attorneys and planners have worked with Monroe County, Florida since 2001 and, in recent years, have advised the County on issues related to NAS Key West missions, community impacts, EIS review, and negotiated plan amendments.

Additional Client Work
  • Shaw Air Force Base and Poinsett Electronic Combat Range
  • Fort Jackson/McEntire Joint National Guard Base (Military Overlay)
  • Fort Leonard Wood (Joint Land Use Study)
  • Camp Crowder (Joint Land Use Study)
  • Naval Base Kitsap & Naval Magazine Indian Island (Joint Land Use Study)
  • Camp Clark (Joint Land Use Study)
  • Vance Air Force Base and Enid, OK (Military Zoning and Incentives)
  • NAS Joint Reserve Base New Orleans (JLUS implementation)
  • Joint Base Andrews & Prince George's County (MD) (Military Overlay and JLUS Implementation)
  • Accomack County/Wallops Flight Facility (JLUS Project Manager) 
  • Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort (Joint Land Use Study)
  • Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island (Joint Land Use Study)
  • Monroe County (Environmental Impact Statement review and comment)
  • Air Force and Marine Corp Encroachment and State-Level Policy Analysis
  • Cannon Air Force Base (Renewable Energy Compatibility) 
If you, your community, or your local installation have questions or believe we could be of service, contact Tyson Smith at (843) 937-0201 or tsmith@planningandlaw.com.