907 Terminal St. Fairbanks AK 99701 (907) 459-1000


​​​​​​​​​​​For those of you who were able to attend our recent (Aug 21 & 23) community meetings on potential land use and density limitations in the Accident Potential Zone: thank you! For anyone who is interested, here ​are the slides that were presented.

With the input we continue to receive, we will draft a proposal. Please keep an eye out for community meetings in the fall.​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​jlusimage.jpgThe Department of Defense's Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) program helps communities and adjacent military installations to plan for compatible development. In 2005, Fort Wainwright and Eielson Air Force Base both nominated the FNSB for a study. The FNSB JLUS​ was completed in July 2006 and includes 57 recommended actions to promote compatibility.

Both military bases and the borough continue work on implementation of the recommended actions.

In December 2015, the Assembly adopted the Military Noise Overlay. This advisory noise overlay is intended to inform any interested party that this area is likely to experience noise related to military arms and flight activity.

​You can learn more by reviewing this overview presentation given to the Chamber of Commerce on August 8, 2017, ​​here.

APZ: Accident Potential Zone

The military has defined the Accident Potential Zone as the area where accidents are most likely to occur based on an analysis of historical aircraft accidents. The primary purpose of the APZ is to promote public health, safety and welfare by preventing additional high-density uses from being developed in the APZ. High-density uses gather large groups of people together and include schools, multi-family housing, theaters, medical facilities, etc.

Is your property in the Accident Potential Zone? Check these maps for the APZ boundaries for both military bases:

Eielson APZ Overview

Eielson APZ Land Use

Eielson APZ Zoning

FWW APZ Overview

FWW APZ East Land Use

FWW APZ West Land Use

FWW APZ East Zoning​

FWW APZ West Zoning

Safety/Density Community Meeting #1

​Contact Christine Nelson ​or Melissa Kellner at 459-1260 or  email us if you have any questions. 

To keep up with all of the current happenings involving JLUS and other Community Planning items, like our Facebook Page.​

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