NATIONAL CAPITAL REGIONAL READINESS COMPLEX

During FY05, seven master planning concepts were developed by Blair Remy at Andrews Air Force Base. Two schemes emerged as best meeting criteria established during the charrettes. The schemes were labeled “Study 1” and “Study 2,” and were revised for presentation after over-the-shoulder reviews were performed by the Customer and Users. The concept site plans combined with massing studies for the programmed facilities included a Conference Center, Library/Education facility, a Wellness Center, Wing Administration building, Club, and Visitors Quarters. Following the presentation and discussion at the final Outbrief, “Study 1” incorporated into images, herein, was selected by the Wing commander as the direction for the National Capital Region Readiness Complex (NCRRC).

The outcome of the NCRRC Area (Sub-Area Plan) charrettes set the direction for planning and design of the NCRRC. Facilities refined and included in the planning process are the Strategic Planning and Development Facility, a three-story Visitors Quarters, Collocated Club, Physical Fitness Center, and a Relocation Administration Facility. The NCRRC will be the result of a common design theme and character as it enhances compatibility within the community of buildings of similar form, style, material and details. Because of its capacity to handle large groups, the complex will consolidate into one venue the facilities in which to hold classified briefings, conferences, and events. Courtyards are envisioned for the entire complex, formed by the linking of facilities and walkways, to control vistas and to provide year-round access for the public to ancillary facilities for education and recreation.

The proposed buildings require compliance with applicable sections of the Maryland Stormwater Management Guidelines for State and Federal Projects. A comprehensive stormwater management plan will enable common stormwater management requirements to be addressed as Best Management Practices (BMP’s), and will prevent the construction of BMP’S now that would have adverse impact on future development.