Crestview City Council OKs military compatibility provisions

Published: Friday, June 28, 2013 at 10:32 PM.

CRESTVIEW — The City Council has unanimously passed an ordinance that ensures Crestview’s compatibility with the military.

City leaders in March sent the state a proposed comprehensive plan amendment; Monday’s action adopts recommendations from Eglin Air Force Base's Small Area Studies report.

Reducing light pollution — which can distract pilots using night vision — and limiting residential development near areas of aircraft noise are among the revisions.

Destin attorney Jack Dorman — working as a liaison between the city and state — said the state had no objections to the amendments.

No resident had publicly criticized the revisions, either.

"What we are trying to do is continue economic growth without conflicting or impacting the mission of the military," he said.

Amending the comprehensive plan falls in accordance with Florida Statute, he said.

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