MCB Quantico Joint Land Use Study Project Overview

Joint Land Use Study ProjectStafford, Prince William, and Fauquier Counties and Marine Corps Base (MCB) Quantico have partnered to develop a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) to examine land uses in and around MCB Quantico and develop recommendations encouraging collaboration and compatibility between the base and the localities. The JLUS is sponsored by Stafford County and administered by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) within the Department of Defense. The fiscal agent for the grant is Stafford County. The JLUS partners contracted AECOM, Rinker Design Associates, P.C., and Travesky & Associates, Ltd to lead the JLUS process.

Known as “The Crossroads of the Marine Corps,” every Marine Officer has trained at MCB Quantico, and the base continues to be a critical asset for the Department of Defense while providing major employment and economic benefit to the surrounding communities. The majority of MCB Quantico’s land area is devoted to training and operations featuring live-fire ranges, navigational ranges, an airfield, and other training and operational facilities. With a weekday population of approximately 25,000 military and civilian personnel and over 90-square miles of land, MCB Quantico has a major presence in the region. The areas in Stafford, Prince William, and Fauquier Counties that surround the base vary from rural areas to vibrant suburban/urban communities. This region also includes the I-95/U.S. Route 1 corridor, which is one of the state’s most significant transportation corridors and one of the fastest growing areas in the Commonwealth. The JLUS will document existing and future missions at the base, as well as current and planned land use, development proposals, and policies in the adjacent localities. The study will explore the impacts of local land use policies or proposals on the base mission and will also evaluate the impacts of base operations on the localities. The planning effort will lead to mutually-agreed upon recommendations that encourage compatible growth and a sustained collaborative planning framework that fosters compatible growth on the installation and in the surrounding localities.

The JLUS will be developed from January to December 2013 and managed by a Policy Committee and a Technical Advisory Group (see member list to the right) composed of representatives from all partner entities. The Policy Committee and Technical Advisory Committee will meet several times during the planning process.

Public open houses will be held at key project milestones to present project information and gain input from local constituents. The first round of public meetings were held in May/June 2013 and the next round is anticipated for December 2013. The meetings will be held in three different sites around the Marine Corps Base. The date, time and location of the meetings will be announced on this website and through other media outlets. All meeting materials will be posted on this website.

This website will be updated periodically with project materials and announcements. Comments or expressions of interest regarding the project may be sent to