Posted on January 12, 2017
Gary Stith AICP, Director
Phone: (855) 785-3472
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2017 - Flint Hills Regional Council (FHRC) is hosting two public workshops for
the community kick-off of the Flint Hills/Fort Riley Joint Land Use Study (JLUS). The first
workshop will be held on January 31, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The location is Manhattan City Hall,
City Commission Chamber, 1101 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502. The second workshop
will be held on February 1, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. The location is C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135
West 7th Street, Junction City, KS 66441.
Both meetings will have a short presentation beginning at 7:05 p.m.; thereafter, the JLUS team
will be available for questions and discussions with the public.
The community plays a crucial role in the drafting of the study. This input provides varying
perspectives and differing opinions to ensure that the plan is well rounded and encompassing of
the community. Bookmark the website and Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest
news www.fortrileyjlus.com or www.facebook.com/fortrileyjlus.
FHRC in cooperation with Fort Riley, local jurisdictions, state and federal agencies and
organizations, is preparing the JLUS to address the primary military operations conducted within
the region. The study is intended to strengthen the relationship between the military installation
and the civilian community by examining the issues associated with the growth and development
of the communities in proximity to fort operations. The final report will propose
recommendations that will provide information for these communities to continue to thrive
within the Flint Hills Region while maintaining the mission of the Fort. The Joint Land Use
Study is funded through a grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment in the Department of