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Watson, Deanah (COM)

From: lolavera, Patricia R CIV Navy Region NW, N44 <patricia.iolavera@navy.mil>


Sent: Friday, November 16, 2018 11:40 AM
To: Andersen, Dave (COM)
Cc: Watson, Deanah (COM)
Subject: Compatibility

Dave & Deanah,

You may be on the road today, hopefully heading home for a relaxing weekend (and upcoming Thanksgiving).

A few additional thoughts...


Compatibility defined: It was interesting to hear that some participants in the Tuesday meeting may have perceived
compatibility differently than how we generally think of it. Especially those of us who are thinking of it in land use
terms. When I think of "compatibility" what I tend to think of is compatible zoning. Part of our military operations are
perhaps comparable to "heavy industry" in zoning terms. Obviously, residential uses and heavy industry uses are widely
recognized by land use planners as "incompatible" for close juxtaposition because of noise, glare, the nature of
transportation (e.g. rails, and semi-trucks, etc.) This is part of what our REPI program, or our work with local
governments seeks to do.... Buffer the incompatibility and prevent incompatible development from worsening this
juxtaposition. It seems to me that to clarify our understanding of the term "compatible" may be useful to help people
understand why we use that term. We think in terms of "incompatibility" as the problem we are trying to solve so we
can continue to meet our mission. Compatibility may be described as the effort to try to limit incompatibility.

Growth Management as Sprawl Prevention: This is often an area of commonality between the Navy and the State/local
government interests. When the Navy partners with NGOs or local/state governments on REPI, we are coming together
in the center of a ven diagram in terms of where we can work together. In that case, it's the Partner's area of interest,
intersecting with the Navy's area of interest, and a willing seller's interest. It is that area where we have a shared and
mutually compatible interest that we can support each other. For example, the Growth Management Act seeks to
prevent the problems that come with sprawl and unrestrained growth. The Navy seeks to prevent sprawl next to the
areas where we do training, as residential sprawl tends to bring incompatible uses together.

Working Lands: Working lands tend to be greatly compatible zoning for the Navy. That is one reason why we work to
preserve working farms and forests adjacent our training areas. Additionally, it preserves industries that provide jobs
and economic benefit to the local community.

I'm hoping we can discuss these topics as we move forward.

Very Respectfully,

Pat lolavera
Office: 360.396.0905
Cell: 360.442.1565
Regional Community Planning Liaison Officer (RCPLO)
Readiness Sustainment and Compatibility Program Manager
Navy Region Northwest

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