Cardno was engaged by Navy Region Southwest in partnership with the California Office of Planning and Research (OPR) to help prepare an Advisory Handbook for Community and Military Compatibility Planning for the State of California. This interactive on-line handbook provides essential guidance to local governments, the military, developers, and other stakeholders on how to address land use activities near military installations and military operating areas.
The Handbook is also a valuable resource for property owners and developers who need to understand potential site-specific development constraints and opportunities in the vicinity of military operating areas. This Handbook describes tools and strategies that have proven effective at achieving and maintaining compatibility between community land uses and military activities through implementation of the planning process.
To support strategic engagement with California jurisdictions, our team also developed a custom 5-tab outreach brochure that explained the importance of compatible land use planning near military operating areas in California.
The Cardno Team also developed similar interactive Planning Handbooks to guide compatibility planning in Arizona, New Mexico, and Nevada.
The Cardno team undertook a range of tasks to prepare these products, including working with and seeking input from military assets, key state and local officials, and other federal agencies. This consultation ensured the handbooks and outreach materials represented the most appropriate tools, case studies, and recommendations to support community and military land use compatibility.