Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Construction of a Gas Station, Car-Care Center, Shoppette and Class Six, and Taco John's Restaurant at Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi
CIVIL ENGINEER SQUADRON (81ST) KEESLER AFB MS
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AAFES, the contracting agency for the proposed project, would construct a consolidated facility including a gas station, car-care center, shoppette and class six, and fast food restaurant for use by authorized patrons at Keesler Air Force Base AFB These patrons would include primarily active-duty and retired military personnel, their family members, and certain categories of reserve military personnel. The new facilities would be collocated and centrally located on the base. The preferred site Alternative 2 for construction of the proposed action would involve the construction of the proposed facility in an area that is already dedicated to similar land uses. The proposed facility would be constructed on a site that is already developed and would not involve the disturbance of new land. Based on the current design of the proposed facility, the underground storage tanks USTs would be reutilized in place, if possible, after testing. The gas station would have six pump islands with a total of twelve hoses, and could service up to twelve vehicles at one time. Both the existing AAFES gas station and the shoppette and class six are in poor condition and have exceeded their useful life. Construction of new facilities would provide new efficiencies in servicing customers and energy consumed. Pavement and parking area would be increased as a result of this proposed facility and would result in more efficient servicing of customers. Furthermore, the bowling alley parking lot north of the proposed site would be expanded to accommodate more patrons. This EA evaluates the Proposed Action and the No-Action Alternative. Under the No-Action alternative, AAFES would not construct new collocated and central facilities for use by authorized patrons. Keesler would continue to use facilities that have exceeded their useful life.
- Civil Engineering
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies