Accession Number : ADA301571

Title :   Socioeconomic Impact Analysis Study. Disposal of K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base, Michigan.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

PDF Url : ADA301571

Report Date : NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 258

Abstract : K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base (AFB), Michigan, was one of the bases recommended by the 1993 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission for closure. The Environmental Impact Statement, Disposal of the AFB analyzes environmental effects of the disposition of the base and its reuses under alternative redevelopment plans. This Socioeconomic Impact Analysis Study addresses the socioeconomic effects of closure and potential reuse of the base. This document is designed to provide assistance to local governments and redevelopment agencies in the development of their reuse plan. The scope of this study includes economic activity, population, housing, public services, public finance, transportation, and utilities. The base contains an airfield; a hospital; and industrial, commercial, residential, and public facilities/recreation areas. If the base is placed in caretaker status and not reused for other purposes, most or all of the "mothballed" facilities would be restricted from access. Security and minimal maintenance activities would be the responsibility of the Operating Location (OL) personnel and would provide only limited employment opportunities on the base. A total of 50 direct jobs would be required to maintain the premises, generating 13 secondary jobs in the region. This closure and caretaker scenario serves as the closure baseline and No-Action Alternative for this study.

Descriptors :   *ECONOMIC IMPACT, *INDUSTRIAL PLANTS, *WASTE DISPOSAL, *HOUSING(DWELLINGS), *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, TRANSPORTATION, EMPLOYMENT, POPULATION, COMMERCIAL AVIATION, MIGRATION, MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, DISPOSAL, PUBLIC UTILITIES, HOSPITALS, LAND USE, BASE CLOSURES, SOCIOLOGY, MICHIGAN, LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE