Joint land use study gathers opinions about Redstone Arsenal

That goal of the project is to make sure the surrounding community and the arsenal can live in harmony as both continue to grow.

Posted: Oct. 30, 2017 9:34 PM
Updated: Oct. 30, 2017 10:44 PM

People in our community let Redstone Arsenal know what they don't like about the military installation.

They did that at a public meeting for the joint land use study that is being done.

That goal of the project is to make sure the surrounding community and the arsenal can live in harmony as both continue to grow.

Mondays meeting was to find out how everything that happens on the arsenal impacts the people around it.

There were people from across the Tennessee Valley there.

Tom Hyser was one of those people.

He thought actual development plans were going to be talked about, but that wasn't the case.

"I've been a part of other public hearings and discussions and a lot of times you've got to hangout for a while to get down to what you want to hear about," said Hyser.

Monday night's meeting was just a night for the group running the joint land trust study to survey the roughly 50 people in attendance about their concerns, which included noise and traffic.

"It gives us some data points and sometimes the obvious is not always obvious and it takes somebody in the public to say, 'hey, did you think about this,'" said the Matrix Design Group Senior Vice President Mike Hrapla

One of those areas pinpointed is concerns over fuel spills on the arsenal, which the group will look in to.

"The fact that we can show up here and have a voice and say so as a community about whats going on with the arsenal, with the military may or may not be doing in the area; I think it's good," said Hyser.

The next public meeting is in the Spring of 2018 where they will continue to talk about how the community and the arsenal can live in harmony with each other.

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