Street Elements

  1. Emulate the streetscape area’s pre-development hydrology using passive and active design features to help sustain the adjacent regionally appropriate landscape. Coordinate with the base Stormwater Management Plan.
  2. Employ systems, materials and techniques to maximize streetscape sustainability. Consider pervious paving and reflectivity of surfaces appropriate for the local climate.
  3. Install at-grade curbing and/or raised-profile curb and gutter as applicable to direct stormwater to bioswales and rain gardens as source water for vegetation. Do not paint concrete curbing.
  4. Provide all on-site utility service lines and equipment below grade when adjacent to Facility Group 1. In routes along Group 2, 3 and 4, when mounting elements such as utility cabinets, communications equipment and water valves above grade is unavoidable, paint these consistently and provide visual screening following Installation Facilities Standards (IFS).
  5. Provide traffic control devices including access control point/entry control facility signs, speed limit signs and street name signs following the current edition of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) per UFC 3-120-01.
  6. Follow UFC 3-120-01 for directional and wayfinding signs and address both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  7. Reduce energy consumption and reduce maintenance requirements by providing street lighting only when functionally required to ensure safety and to address antiterrorism following UFC 4-010-01. Ensure the quality and quantities of lighting and fixtures are appropriate for the adjacent Facility Group number.

Establish and illustrate a hierarchy of street types on an installation through Street Envelope Standards. Address and provide dimensions as applicable for vehicular traffic-lanes, curb radii, sight lines, bike lanes, medians, pedestrian buffers, force protection features, sidewalks, crosswalks, tree planting areas, site furnishings, signs, lighting, utilities, on-street parking, and paving. Provide standards for arterials, collectors, local streets, and special routes such as those designated to accommodate distinguished visitors. Include this information in the base’s Installation Facilities Standards (IFS).

Coordinate Street Envelope Standards with the Installation Development Plan and its related component plans. Establish an appropriate level of quality that corresponds to the adjacent Facility Group number.


Comply with guidance for water conservation, energy efficiency and sustainable design under UFC 1-200-02. Develop bioswales as constituent parts of street envelopes to enhance water quality and support the overall stormwater system.


Follow DoD and AF criteria and address climate resilience in the design of roadways. Cohesively integrate storm drainage and landscape systems and provide an acceptable level of resilient elements, systems, materials, and detailing for infrastructure; ensure critical infrastructure, including those required for energy resilience, is adequately addressed. Define hardening for critical transportation infrastructure elements such as roads and bridges, when required, and provide performance and quality standards in the IFS.

Preserve and maintain landscape setbacks and provide accessible evacuation routes by minimizing potential landscape debris from storm events.

In areas subject to risks from high winds or wildfire, provide adequate buffer space from trees to protect assets such as buildings, site walls and ground-mounted solar panel arrays.

UFC 1-200-02 High Performance and Sustainable Building Requirements

UFC 2-100-01 Installation Master Planning

UFC 3-201-01 Civil Engineering

UFC 3-201-02 Landscape Architecture

UFC 3-210-10 Low Impact Development

UFC 3-440-01 Facility-Scale Renewable Energy Systems

UFC 3-550-01 Exterior Electrical Power Distribution

UFC 3-575-01 Lightning and Static Electricity Protection Systems

UFC 4-010-01 DoD Minimum Antiterrorism Standards for Buildings

UFC 4-022-03 Security Fences and Gates

AFI 32-1015 Integrated Installation Planning