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Joint Base Charleston

Military Mission

Charleston Air Force Base and Naval Weapons Station Charleston merged on 1 October 2010 to become Joint Base (JB) Charleston. Encompassing approximately 3,500 acres within the City of North Charleston, the base is home to the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings. As a joint civilian-military airport, JB Charleston shares runways with Charleston International Airport for commercial and general aviation operations. The 437th Airlift Wing is the host unit with the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III. JB Charleston missions also include the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command (NNPTC) and the Nuclear Power Training Unit. With close proximity to the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast, the base serves as an Army logistics hub as the largest surface port in the defense transportation system.

Joint Land Use Study Planning Process

The first Charleston Air Force Base Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) was completed in 1993, with an update completed in 2008. The 2008 JLUS provides a series of recommendations to assist local governments by providing a framework for municipal land use policy. The recommended Air Installation Compatible Use Zones (AICUZ) Overlay Zoning District, Land Acquisition Plan, and Transfer of Development Right Program will provide a comprehensive strategy to address future growth projected for the region, in addition to the existing incompatible land uses in and around the AICUZ areas.

The Berkeley-Charleston-Dorchester Council of Governments is the JLUS project sponsor with their Board of Directors serving as the JLUS Policy Committee. The JLUS Technical Advisory Committee was composed of representatives from the primary study area including local government, the military installations, and other community, business and civic organizations.

Community Website: www.bcdcog.com/JLUS.htm

In the News

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