to accommodate roadway widening as long-term develop
6-3. Siting considerations
ment occurs Major street intersections should be arranged
a. In locating the "footprints" of proposed buildings
at right angles and with adequate width and site distances.
and facilities on the Site Map, generally accepted site
Offset intersections less than 125 feet apart should be
planning principles should be followed. Though siting
avoided The number of access points to primary road-
considerations will differ depending upon the type of
ways should be minimized and on-street parking should be
project, the following items should be considered
prohibited on primary and secondary roadways. Unneeded
(1) Building relationships.
streets should be vacated to consolidate building sites.
(a) Buildings should be related in groups. A
Access parking areas should be coordinated so that
major challenge is the introduction of new buildings within
vehicular pedestrian conflicts are avoided Internal vehicular
existing building groupings. Essential considerations in-
circulation should be coordinated to serve a group of
clude the provision of site access; separation of auto,
buildings. Parking areas which are able to serve several
pedestrian and service traffic; the functional and visual
adjacent facilities should be combined Parking areas
arrangement of space between buildings proportion to an
should be screened and landscaped to reduce visual
increase the establishment of a compatible building scale
impact on adjacent areas and service areas should be
architectural character, and provision for future growth and
located so that they are screened from roadways and
(b) Distance between buildings should be related
(3) Utilities and drainage. In siting utility and
to the height and bulk of surrounding structures in addition
drainage facilities, conflicts with existing major utility
to providing the minimum spacing to meet fire protection
lines should be avoided in order to minimize development
standards. The distance between buildings should increase
cost. All buildings and facilities should be located on well-
in height and bulk of adjoining buildings.
drained sites and not in major drainage courses.
(c) Facilities which serve large numbers of
(4) Energy conservation. Prevailing winds, solar
people should be sited for maximum visibility and exposure
orientation and micro-climatic conditions should be
within a building grouping. Also, facilities with intensive
considered in facility siting in order to allow for conservation
use should be oriented so that the points of access will be
of energy and user comfort and convenience.
readily identifiable. Visually prominent sites should also
b. Environmental/safety restrictions such as explosive
be considered for buildings of symbolic importance, such
quantity safety distances, noise contours, airfield and
as the Post Headquarters or the Chapel.
helipad safety zones, historical buildings or places, archeo-
(d) The open space network of a building group
logical sites, sensitive natural areas, unsuitable soils, and
should be coordinated with the open space system of the
range surface danger zones should be considered when
siting proposed buildings and facilities. When applicable,
(e) Cluster development patterns which facilitate
these environmental/safety restrictions will be shown on
joint use of common areas should be considered
the Future Development Site Map. Even though these
(f) Proposed buildings and facilities should be
restrictions have been considered during development of
sited to ensure compatibility with adjacent land uses.
the Land Use Plan, they should be reviewed to be sure that
(2) Roadways, site access, and parking. The road
all constraints have been taken into consideration in siting
network should clearly reflect the service and access
requirements of the proposed buildings and facilities.
Proposed facilities should provide sufficient right-of-way