In late 2016, MAKERS was hired to lead the development of a Joint Land Use Study (JLUS) for Submarine Base (SUBASE) New London. The project, sponsored by the SCCOG and funded by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA), addresses areas of military influence in New London County along the Thames River, and involves a wide range of stakeholders, including two federally recognized Tribes, State and Federal Departments, major employers, and members of Congress. The JLUS furthers efforts by local jurisdictions and the Navy to ensure long-term compatibility between the SUBASE and its neighbors.

This project demonstrates MAKERS’ ability to bring together and engage a diverse set of stakeholders, and establish a meaningful dialogue between the Navy and neighboring municipalities towards a common goal. The JLUS addresses a wide-range of issues that are important in the vicinity of the SUBASE, including:

  • Transportation
  • Thames River waterfront and in-water activity
  • Land use and Development
  • Coordination

The SUBASE New London JLUS was completed at the end of 2017. Since completion of the JLUS, stakeholders have established a process for ongoing coordination and received over grant funding from OEA to implement recommendations.


Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments (SCCOG)

Town of Groton, CT

City of Groton, CT

Town of Waterford, CT

Town of Ledyard, CT

City of New London, CT

Town of Montville, CT

MAKERS Services

Strategic Planning, Federal Agency Planning, Community Planning, Community Outreach, GIS Analysis

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