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Final Environmental Assessment Addressing Construction of a Fitness Center at Beale Air Force Base, California

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Beale AFBs ability to support fitness programs for military personnel, dependents, and eligible users is currently diminished. Based on a USAF Fitness Center Facility Assessment, the existing Harris Fitness Center and Health and Wellness Center HAWC have been deemed inadequate in size and are considered to be in substandard condition. In addition, these existing facilities lack many of the functions needed to provide the varied physical fitness and recreational program essentials to support military readiness and improve the physical fitness of active-duty and reserve personnel. Without a new Fitness Center, Beale AFB would continue to experience difficulty meeting the USAF physical fitness requirements. Under the Proposed Action, Beale AFB proposes to construct a 60,794-square-foot ft2 Fitness Center construct associated parking lots 80,729 ft2, install utilities for the Fitness Center, demolish six existing parking lots and concrete sidewalk area on the proposed project site, remove a portion of 26th Street that goes through the middle of the site in order to meet anti-terrorismforce protection ATFP requirements demolish the HAWC Building 2459, 48,513 ft2, demolish the existing Fitness Center Building 2418 25,975 ft2, demolish the utilitystorage facility adjacent to the existing Fitness Center Building 2424 1,036 ft2, and demolish the pool house and pool Building 2422, 1,857 ft2. The drainages that go through the proposed project site would also be realigned and the new site drainages would be designed so no net loss in drainages would occur. Under Alternative 1, Beale AFB would conduct all of the actions described under the Proposed Action and in addition widen Doolittle Drive by adding turn lanes into the proposed Fitness Center. All construction project sizes stated above are approximate, since the Fitness Center has not been formally designed.

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  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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