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Environmental Assessment: Proposed Construction of Army and Air Force Exchange Service Mini-Mall

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The 42d Air Base Wing 42 ABW at Maxwell Air Force Base MAFB, Alabama and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service AAFES have initiated a planning program at Gunter Annex MAFB-Gunter Annex to construct a new AAFES mini-mall to rectify various functional inadequacies within the existing shoppette and to consolidate other AAFES functions into one facility. This environmental assessment EA evaluates the significance of potential environmental and human resource impacts associated with the implementation of the proposed action and No- Action Alternative at MAFB-Gunter Annex, Alabama. This EA describes existing conditions and potential impacts on environmental resources at the installation and within the region. The proposed action is to construct a new 18,981 square foot SF AAFES mini-mall to replace the existing 5,632 SF shoppette Building 820 and the 300 SF Auto Pride gasoline sales kiosk Building 835, which are undersized, outdated, and no longer capable of providing adequate services to personnel and dependents associated with MAFB-Gunter Annex. The new mini-mall would also accommodate the concessions located in Building 401, which is programmed for demolition as part of a separate AF project. In addition to the shoppette, concessions, and gasoline sales, the one-story mini-mall would allocate 2,168 SF for a new restaurant. Implementation of the proposed action would result in enhanced efficiency of AAFES operations by providing adequately sized and properly configured facilities, working space, and storage to meet AAFES needs relative to existing customer demands. In addition, the proposed construction would consolidate common organizational and facility uses i.e. concessions and shoppette functions, thereby reducing existing facility utilization inefficiencies. The mini-mall has been sited to minimize potential environmental and human resource impacts and has also been located in accordance with established land use plans and policies.

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  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
  • Environmental Health and Safety

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