This parking areas plan applies strategies presented in Section B03 Coordinated Parking aimed to optimize the number of parking spaces at Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB). The strategies integrate best-practice planning, design, and operations to the underlying requirements of applicable Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC). This plan expands the Tyndall AFB Installation Facilities Standards (IFS) and provides specific criteria regarding the four typologies described in Section B03, Coordinated Parking, for shared parking, remote parking, parking structures, and efficient-mode priority parking.
There are several opportunities to improve the efficiency of on-base parking areas, minimizing both construction and maintenance costs and providing additional benefits from sustainability and resilience standpoints. By implementing the strategies in the parking recommendations, the base can:
- Limit the use of impermeable materials (such as asphalt) for surface parking to only those parking spaces that are needed on a daily basis
- Reduce and optimize parking in the areas where excessive on-base parking has ben provided in the past
- Relocate and/or make permeable surface parking needed only for special purpose uses (such as training)
- Improve pedestrian, bicycle, and shuttle connectivity between parking areas, allowing sharing of parking between buildings and optimizing the number of parking areas dedicated to individual buildings
Planning principles related to Tyndall AFB parking requirements are governed by the UFC. Additional planning policies include United States Code Title 10, Section 2864, Master Plans for Major Military Installations; Department of Defense Instruction 4165.70, Real Property Management; UFC 2-100-01, Installation Master Planning; and Air Force Instruction 32-1015, Integrated installation. Planning. Parking is covered under UFC 3-201-01, Civil Engineering.
Provision of parking for visitors and handicapped persons is outlined in Surface and Distribution Command/Transportation Engineering Agency (SDDCTEA) pamphlets 55-15, Traffic and Safety Engineering for Better Entry Control Facilities, and 55-17, Better Military Traffic Engineering. Accessible parking is also governed by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA).
Coordination of design and construction with Tyndall AFB staff, agencies, service providers and third-party contractors is critical to the successful implementation of planned improvements. All work is required to be warrantied regarding location and installation of materials in a manner consistent with the intent of the Landscape Master Plan and IFS, and to not create a conflict for installation of adjacent improvements by others. All potential conflicts will be identified by designers/contractors in respective sections of the Compliance Checklist and reviewed by Tyndall AFB Staff.