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First public forum held on Joint Land Use Study of Dahlgren base

Photo by Andrew Revelos/South Potomac Pilot Nancy Schertler of Charles County, Md., has concerns about future development in Maryland and its impact on the Navy base in Dahlgren.

Photo by Andrew Revelos/South Potomac Pilot

Nancy Schertler of Charles County, Md., has concerns about future development in Maryland and its impact on the Navy base in Dahlgren.

Sometimes, the only thing that residents along either side of the Potomac River recognize about the Navy base at Dahlgren is the noise and traffic it generates.

And that’s unfortunate, said a consultant working with officials from area localities and the military to see the impact each has on the other.

“When [people] say they’d like Dahlgren to go away because they want to enjoy the peace and quiet of the river, they don’t realize the impact it has on the community,” said Mike Hrapla, a project manager for Matrix Design Group.

Matrix is helping to produce a Joint Land Use Study, or JLUS, a planning effort between the Naval Support Facility Dahlgren and the localities around it.

King George County is the leading partner in the group, which includes representatives from Colonial Beach and Westmoreland County and Charles and St. Mary’s counties in Maryland.

Red the full story in Thursday’s Free Lance-Star and online.

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