DJG designed the new Access Control Point (ACP) at the East gate of the Defense Supply Center in Richmond. The Anti-Terrorism and Force Protection Standards were deficient at the existing gate, with insufficient distance to defeat a vehicular threat and substandard lane widths.
The new ACP accommodates privately owned vehicles (POV) and up to a 16-20 passenger shuttle bus with a 13.25-foot wheel-base. New security and identification check points include two entry lanes with two guard booths beneath a canopy. A vehicle search area with canopy is adjacent the guard booths. DJG designed a new gatehouse to contain the required security monitoring and operational components necessary to support the new Access Control Point. Active vehicle barriers were installed approximately 680 feet beyond the proposed ID-check canopy. Design includes relocating overhead power lines into underground duct bank and replacing demolished trees at a 2 to 1 ratio. A new brick site sign was provided at the entrance.
The stormwater runoff generated by the new impervious surfaces was addressed via curb drop inlets and piping to a new detention pond. Pollutants and sediment were removed from site runoff with in-line bioretention areas.
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