Military Installation Sustainability Tools and Studies
The following tools and studies were developed to assist communities achieve compatibility with the Youngstown ARS as part of the Military Installation Sustainability project. The tools were developed per recommendations of the 2019 Joint Land Use Study for the Youngstown ARS.
A series of educational brochures were developed to help communities understand the importance of the Youngstown ARS to the region, how military activities impact the region, and what steps can be taken by communities to address compatibility with the Youngstown ARS.
Language for home rule townships, cities, and villages to adopt by ordinance or resolution to regulate drones and laser pointing as harassment.
Military Compatibility Checklists provide guidance on the types of development actions by a township, city or village that may be a compatibility issue with the Youngstown ARS. The checklists are provided alphabetically below for communities closest to Youngstown ARS that can have an impact on military activities or be impacted by military activities.
The interactive Height Hazard Calculator is an online tool that allows you to check the maximum buildable height for a structure or type in a structure height to determine whether it complies with the Imaginary Surfaces for the runways at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport used by Youngstown ARS. Locations can be searched by zooming in on the map, by entering an address, or by typing in location coordinates. A link to the Calculator is provided below.
Three studies were conducted to support military compatibility with the Youngstown ARS and can be found below.
The Light Pollution Study provides an assessment of ambient lighting impacts under different future development scenarios on the Youngstown ARS night flying training mission and nighttime operations at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport.
The High School Relocation Feasibility Study looks at impacts of military operations on the school, existing conditions of the school facility, potential locations for a new school facility, and recommendations for a relocation might be accomplished.
The King Graves Road Stormwater Study provides an assessment and recommendations for how stormwater improvements may be made to the portion of King Graves Road along the western portion of the Youngstown ARS.
The Comprehensive Plan Military Compatibility Elements provide tailored compatibility policy guidance for the 26 cities, townships, and villages to incorporate into their Comprehensive Plans. The Military Compatibility Area Overlay Zoning Districts provide land use controls specific to Military Compatibility Areas that extend into each township, city, and village. The Comprehensive Plan Military Compatibility Elements and Military Compatibility Area Overlay Zoning Districts developed for each community are provided alphabetically below
The Youngstown ARS (YARS) Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) project is a joint effort led by Trumbull County with support of Vienna Township, Fowler Township, and Youngstown ARS. The project also includes a broad group of stakeholders and participating organizations that comprise the Policy and Technical Committees involved in the project development.