The Entry Control Facility (ECF) typically begins at the installation perimeter. The design and layout of the facility must adhere to the following criteria:
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SDC 18. Provide entry walls and vertical sculptural elements on each side of the entrance.
SDC 19. Provide tree planting at the Tyndall Gate in the Flightline District in accordance with the landscape requirements for the Flightline District.
SDC 20. Arrange trees and ground-level plantings as indicated in graphic. Ground-level species should remain low to allow eye-level visibility within the ECF areas. Place accent or flowering trees at highly visible areas.
SDC 21. Provide turf only in the Maintained Zone at the back of the curb for increased visibility in the ECF areas.
SDC 22. Reconfigure existing landscape elements in the ECF areas to accommodate new gate and intersection alignments.
SDC 23. Select plant materials from the Manicured Zone Plant List. Refer to the Flightline Plant List for specific plant requirements in the Flightline District.
SDC 24. Use low maintenance landscape treatment to include xeriscape practices that feature plant species which require low to moderate water consumption.
SDC 25. Integrate traditional and/or natured-based stormwater management solutions into the overall facility layout and planting design.
SDC 26. Refer to the IFS Design Intent: Architecture Image & Character appendix for design guidelines for any architectural elements.
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SDC 27. Install a manicured central lawn to provide space for various activities. Design the lawn to be resilient under heavy public use.
SDC 28. Install non-turf landscaped areas around the perimeter of the Community Common. Include a mix of evergreen ground cover, evergreen shrubs, flowering shrubs, and perennials.
SDC 29. Provide canopy trees along both sides of the walking path for a minimum of 60% of shade for along the entire length.
SDC 30. Maintain a clear line-of-sight line from building entrances to the Community Common. Trees should be spaced at maximum 40 feet on center.
SDC 31. Facilitate maintenance and pedestrian movement by preserving access from the buildings to open space.
SDC 32. Install a minimum 10-foot-wide pedestrian walking path around the Community Common. Use concrete pavers or stamped concrete. See Section C05, Sidewalks, Pathways and Trails, for allowed types of enhanced pavements.
SDC 33. Include four benches at each building entrance near the edge of pavement and away from direct flow of pedestrian movement.
SDC 34. Locate and position outdoor seating and pedestrian areas in spaces shaded by buildings, tree canopies, or shade structures. Introduce shade structures to provide shelter space when needed.
SDC 35. Confirm individual program requirements and the need for items such as electric outlets needed for power during events.
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SDC 36. Install concrete mow header along the edges of the landscaped areas.
SDC 37. Incorporate low landscape plantings, art work, and site furnishings in the building entry area.
Proposed Coastal Zone Marine Facilities
All design and construction activities related to the planning, design, and construction of marine-related features and shoreline protection must be conducted in collaboration with the 325 CES Environmental Element within the guidelines of the Tyndall AFB INRMP. Project teams must assess and develop opportunities for integrating Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) in all shoreline protection designs. Examples of NNBF include beaches and dunes; vegetated environments such as maritime forests, salt marshes, freshwater wetlands, fluvial flood plains, and seagrass beds; coral and oyster reefs; and barrier islands, among others. These features may occur naturally in landscapes or be engineered, constructed, and/or restored to mimic natural conditions. For more information see USACE’s Engineering With Nature website: https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/nnbf.html.
C01.6.4.1 Piers, Docks, Bulkheads, & Other Marine-related Facilities (Shoreline/Off-Shore)
Facilities implemented along the shoreline or in waterways provide access to Tyndall AFB’s unique and beautiful marine environment. These facilities must be designed and implemented with extreme care to protect and enhance this fragile waterfront ecosystem for generations.
Piers, floating docks and other marine-related facilities, at a minimum, must adhere to the following criteria:
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SDC 38. Coordinate with 325 CES Environmental Element and the Tyndall AFB INRMP to align with coastal restoration and resilience plan objectives and to identify the site-wide ecological context and potential vulnerabilities.
SDC 39. Follow all applicable local, state, and federal codes for planning, design, and construction activities, including but not limited to, demolition, dredging, and new construction.
SDC 40. Protect adjacent shorelines, waterways, wetlands, and other environments during construction.
SDC 41. Protect all existing facilities during construction and prohibit debris from migrating outside construction zone.
SDC 42. Use environmentally safe materials suitable for a marine environment that are durable and resistant to saltwater, fire, flooding, heat, cold, wind, ultraviolet (UV) sunlight, and fuels/oil.
SDC 43. Use deck surfaces consisting of concrete or composite (wood-plastic) material and that resist sunlight (UV), wetting/drying, freezing/thawing, and fuels/oils. Use a textured surface that is skid resistant and resists abrasion, denting from dropped objects, and cracking.
SDC 44. Develop, where appropriate, landscape-scale nature-based features for increased storm-related resiliency, diversity of habitat, and ecological benefits
SDC 45. Consider environmental loads from wind, tidal and river flows, waves, floating debris, and floods and surges, among other naturally occurring conditions and events.