- Natural features and culturally or historically significant features or events may be recognized and acknowledged with physical elements such as plazas, monuments and static displays. However, limit these elements on a base to ensure judicious use of resources and to reduce ongoing maintenance requirements.
- Design highly durable plazas, monuments and static displays with a level of quality comparable to Facility Group 1.
- Link plazas, monuments and static displays to the pedestrian circulation system. Install landscaping, site furnishings and lighting appropriate for the application and local climate following Installation Facilities Standards (IFS).
- Select systems, products and materials for paving, walls, and structures following IFS.
Preserve native undisturbed open space whenever possible to serve as visual and physical buffers, reduce landscape maintenance, conserve water resources, and protect natural habitat.
Use an integrated design approach to identify and define common areas for public gathering or recreational use. Provide public areas only where functionally required and appropriate for the local climate.
Provide pedestrian-oriented recreational areas, parks, ceremonial areas, and other open space systems such as greenways, corridors, and neighborhood linkages consistent with the base’s Installation Development Plan.
Inside the perimeter fence, provide architecturally compatible privacy walls as required and visually screen unsightly uses. Reflect the scale and materials of adjacent facilities following Installation Facilities Standards (IFS).
Consider and maintain open space as part of the installation’s stormwater system.
UFC 2-100-01 Installation Master Planning http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_2_100_01_2012.pdf
UFC 3-201-01 Civil Engineering http://wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_201_01_2013_c1.pdf
UFC 3-201-02 Landscape Architecture http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_201_02_2009_c1.pdf
UFC 3-210-10 Low Impact Development http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_3_210_10_2015_c1.pdf
UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings http://www.wbdg.org/FFC/DOD/UFC/ufc_4_010_01_2012_c1.pdf
UFC 4-022-03 Security Fences and Gates http://wbdg.org/ffc/dod/unified-facilities-criteria-ufc/ufc-4-022-03
AFI 32-7062 Comprehensive Planning http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a4/publication/afi32-7062/afi32-7062.pdf