Joint Land Use Study

The Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) is a collaborative effort among Aberdeen Proving Ground and adjacent communities of Harford, Cecil and Kent Counties as well as the Cities of Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, to look at compatible land uses and mitigate any issues with mission impacts as both communities and Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) installation activities grow.

Supported with federal funding from the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), the JLUS has been a multi-phased approached to assess a multitude of environmental factors and develop a non-binding “playbook” of issues to be addressed. Building consensus between community and installation, priority areas were identified.

Following an Edgewood Small Area Study, we currently are in Phase II of implementation which includes a Susquehanna River Impact and Accretion Study, an Edgewood CBRNE Economic Impact Analysis, a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Study of the Edgewood Train Station to look at a multi-modal concept plan, and video and website development to support the JLUS process.

CSSC Information

The Chesapeake Science and Security Corridor (CSSC), a regional consortium committed to supporting APG’s mission and economic vitality for the region, is the collaborative entity that drives proactive initiatives such as JLUS; Harford County, Maryland is the lead agency regarding OEA grant funding who manages the competitive RFP process and awards on technical merit and cost, providing oversight with a representative committee of CSSC subject matter experts. To learn more on the APG Website's Joint Land Use Study page.