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Environmental Assessment Andrews AFB Housing Master Plan

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Andrews Air Force Base AFB proposes to demolish, renovate, and construct housing units in the current military family housing property on the west side of the base. An environmental assessment EA has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act NEPA, and Air Force Instruction AFI 32-7061, and is hereby incorporated by reference. The proposed action, referred to as Alternative A, would involve the demolition of selected military family housing buildings. The remaining buildings, all built between 1946 and 1976, and associated neighborhoods would undergo renovations this includes the complete renovation of the interior, exterior, and associated utilities and infrastructure. As of FY 2003, there are 2,456 total housing units on and off base. The 2003 Housing Requirement and Market Analysis HRMA and Housing Community Plan HCP state that the total military housing requirement for Andrews AFB should be 1 ,061 units, 117 units for officers and 944 units for enlisted. This leaves a surplus of 1,395 units. In order to meet the new requirement, Andrews AFB proposes to demolish a combination of single houses, duplexes, and multifamily structures with up to six units. In addition to demolition and renovation, construction of 56 new units would be completed in the Vanden berg, Columbus Circle, and Command Lane neighborhoods. This Alternative would ensure that Andrews AFB maintains compliance with the 2003 HRMA and HCP. The demolition of housing units would open land on Andrews AFB for potential new land uses including green space, light industrial, administrative, or other new uses appropriate to the operation of Andrews AFB. One location in particular, the southernmost area of housing, south of Dayton A venue and Youngstown Road to the fenceline, would potentially be turned to green space. Another significant area is located along the western side of Virginia A venue, between Tucson Road and Menoher Drive.

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  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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