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Stars and Stripes Village Master Plan

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The Goal is …

The Goal is
to preserve the history of the
base by developing a regional
tourist attraction on the former
Airbase concrete apron.
Replica historic structures
will be built, and the existing
airport will plan for expansion
by opening an additional
runway as the Stars and
Stripes Village develops into
a regional tourist destination.
The Airshow event area
will be enhanced with the
addition of organized parking,
permanent shade structures,
and an event pavilion.
The existing Co-op Drive will
be realigned to allow for the
creation of a tree-lined median and the addition of sidewalks along the event area. An overnight RV parking area is to
be developed on the section of the concrete apron that currently stores FEMA trailers. The project will enhance the Museum
and the Municipal Airport. Construction will include the Base Chapel, Officers’ Club, Control Tower, Hangar, and
Barracks. A period Hotel and Fuselage Restaurant are also planned as part of the project. This first phase development
will be built on the concrete apron, currently owned by The Town of Halls.

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  • 1. S AND STR R I PE A ST S VILL GE APREPARED FOR: A2H PREPARED BY:Town of Halls DYERSBURG ARMY AIRBASE208 Church StreetHalls, TN 38040Phone: 731-836-9653 ASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC.Fax: 731-836-9654 3009 DAVIES PLANTATION RD.www.Town.Halls.Tn.Us hALLS, TENNESSEE LAKELAND, TN 38002-8215 PHONE: 901.372.0404 I FAX: 901.373.4002 I WW.A2H.COM .
  • 2. Aerial Illustration A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee i
  • 3. TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of contents A ER I A L I L L US T R A T I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....................... i T A BL E O F C O N T EN T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 1 A C K N O W L ED GEMEN T S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................... 2 I N T R O D UC T I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................... 3 R EGI O N A L L O C A T I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..................... 4 HI S T O R I C A L A ER I A L PHO T O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...................... 5 BA S E HI S T O R Y . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................. 6 - 9 V ET ER A N S ’ MUS EUM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 1 0 EX I S T I N G C O N D I T I O N S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 1 1 S I T E PHO T O S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............. 1 2 - 1 3 C O N C EPT UA L PR O GR A MI N G . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................... 1 4 PR EL I MI N A R Y C O N C EPT PL A N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 1 5 MA S T ER PL A N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................... 1 6 A ER I A L I L L US T R A T I O N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................... 1 7 O FFI C ER S ’ C L UB A N D BA S E C HA PEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 1 8 HO T EL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................... 1 9 FUS EL A GE R ES T A UR A N T . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... 2 0 C O N T R O L T O W ER A N D BA R R A C K S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .................... 2 1 DISCLAIMER The drawings and maps with this document are for illustrative purposes only and not intended for construction. This document is the property of ASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC., and all common law, statutory and other reserved rights shall be retained by same. Any changes made to this document without the expressed written consent of ASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. shall be prohibited and are subject to legal prosecution. If changes are made without consent, the liability of any claim is accepted by the responsible party making the change. This document or any portions of this document may not be reprinted, copied, scanned or reproduced in any way without written permission from ASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. The graphics, images, and photography included in this booklet are for the purposes of conveying design intent. The illustrations are not binding and are subject to change at the owner’s desire. All site design, engineering, architectural graphics, and images are subject to final design and approval. Some images in this booklet have been used to portray potential development characteristics. These images may not be actual ASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. projects. A full list of photo credits can be provided if needed. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 1
  • 4. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS S up p o rt o f E l e c te d Offi c i a l s Lauderdale County Mayor ............................. Rod Schuh Halls Mayor ................................................ Eugene Pugh Representative (District 82) ....................... Craig Fitzhugh Senator (District 32) ....................................... Mark Norris Congressman (District 8) ......................... Stephen Fincher T o wn o f H a l l s Bo a rd o f A l d e rm e n David Jennings James Tyus Matt Henderson Stan Young Wayne Belton Ty Brasfield Lauderdale County Chamber of Commerce Lauderdale County Economic and Community Development V e te ra ns ’ M us e um Bo a rd o f D i re c t o r s Pat Higdon, President Ti m Bivens Roger Charest, Vice-President Johnnie Mathews Martha Crites, Treasurer Dale McCaslin Pamela Cherry-Kerby Dot Craddock Ronnie Roberts Melba Hamilton Jean Spence Betty Lovelace Louis Wheatley V e te ra ns ’ M us e um Bo a rd o f V i s i to r s Pat Higdon, Chairman - Halls, TN Jerald Daws, Retired Banker - Memphis, TN Sterling Forsythe, Retired Businessman - Carrollton, TX Dr. Jerry Jernigan - Dyersburg, TN Col. G. L. Jones (USAF Ret) - Franklin, TN Chris Nunn, Banker - Memphis, TN The Honorable Sammie Arnold - Jackson, TN Henry Cantrell, Property Development - Bossier City, LA Lt. Gen. John G. Castellaw (USM Retired) - Alamo, TN Robert Craddock, Attorney - Memphis, TN Dr. Stewart Nunn - Memphis, TN Ripley Power and Light Mike Allmand, President - Ripley, TN Gladys Crain, Area Property Owner - Halls, TN Barry Britt, Allen-Stone, Plant Manager - Halls, TN Joe Burrow, Commercial Real Estate Appraiser A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 2
  • 5. INTRODUCTION INTRODUCTION T h e S t a r s an d Str ipes Village is t h e r e su lt of a v ision of the T o w n o f H a lls a n d Pat Hi g- d o n , P r esiden t of th e D y ers- b ur g A r my A ir Ba se M emori al A sso c ia t ion , I n c. (DA A B) a nd d ir e c t o r of th e Veter an s’ Mu- se um . T h e con cep t is sup- p o r t e d b y th e DA A B Board, t h e T o w n of H a lls, a n d a r ea e le c t e d officials. T h e Goa l i s t o p r e se r v e th e h istor y of the b a se b y dev elop in g a r eg ion- a l t o ur ist a ttr a ction on th e for- m e r A ir ba se con cr ete a p r on. Re p lic a h istor ic str u ctu res will b e bu ilt, a n d th e ex isting a ir p o r t w ill plan for ex pan - sio n b y open in g a n a ddition- a l r un w ay a s th e Star s a nd S t r ip e s Villa g e dev elop s into a r e gio n al tou r ist destina- t io n . T h e A ir sh ow ev en t a r ea will b e en h a n ced with t he a d d it io n of or g an iz ed park- in g, p e r ma n en t sh ade str uc- t ur e s, a n d a n ev en t pa v ilion. T h e e xist in g Co-op D r iv e w i l l b e r e a lign ed to a llow for t he creat i on of a tree- l i ned medi an and t he addi t i on of s i de w al k s al ong t he e ve nt ar e a. A n ove r ni ght R V p a rk in g a re a is t o be devel oped on t he sect i on of t he c onc r e t e ap r on t hat c ur r e nt l y s t or e s FEMA t r ai l e r s . T he p r oje c t w i l l e n h a n c e t h e M u- seum and t he Muni ci pal Ai rport. C ons t r uc t i on w i l l i nc l ude t he Bas e C hap e l , O ffi c e r s ’ C l ub , C ont r ol T ow er, H a n g a r, a n d B arracks. A peri od Hot el and Fu s e l age R e s t aur ant ar e al s o p l anne d as p ar t of t he p r oje c t . T hi s fi r s t p has e d e v e lo p me n t w i l l be bui l t on the concrete apr on, c ur r e nt l y ow ne d b y T he T ow n of Hal l s . A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 3
  • 6. regional location Regional location S t ar s and S t r i p e s V i l l age i s l oc at e d on t he gr ounds o f t h e H is t o ric D ye r s b ur g A r m y A i r For c e Bas e i n Hal l s , T e nne s s e e . H a lls is a t o w n Stars and stripes i n L aude r dal e C ount y, T e nne s s e e , US A . A t t he 2010 Ce n s u s H a lls ’ p op ul at i on w as 2, 255. T he A i r b as e w as t he m ai n i n la n d b a s e f o r village t he B-17 Fl yi ng For t r e s s Bom b e r s i n t he m i d 40s dur i n g W o rld W a r I I . Nearest cities: D ye r s b ur g, T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 1 1 .0 mile s R i p l e y, T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 1 3 .5 mile s Maur y C i t y, T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ........ 1 4 .2 mile s C ovi ngt on, T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 3 0 .0 mile s C ar ut he r s vi l l e , MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... 2 5 .0 mile s Nearest city with pop. 50, 000+: J ac k s on, T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36. 7 m i l e s , p o p . 5 9 ,6 4 3 Nearest city with pop. 200, 000+ : Me m p hi s , T N . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61. 8 m i l es , p o p . 6 5 0 ,1 0 0 S t . L oui s , MO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 430 m i l e s , p o p . 3 1 9 ,2 9 4 Nearest city with pop. 1, 000, 000+: C hi c ago, I L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 422. 5 m i l e s , p o p . 2 ,8 9 6 ,0 1 6 Information provided by http://www.city-data.com/city/Halls-Tennessee.html Dyersburg AAF, Halls TN [35 54 13N 89 24 03W] (1942-1946). CCTS, 419th AAF Base Unit. B-17s. Gunnery range at Chisolm Lake; 3 bombing ranges. http://www.aerofiles.com/usaf-bases.html A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 4
  • 7. Historical AERIAL PHOTO Historic air base The Dyersburg Army Air Base (DAAB) was promoted by Congress- man Jere Cooper and solicited by local officials of Dyersburg in 1941. The base was located near the edge of Halls, Tennessee because an Army study indicated that the Lauderdale County site was better suited for the base. Construction began in March 1942 and continued until the Army deactivated the base in 1945. The base area totaled 2,541 acres, not including practice ranges. The Base was one of the largest combat crew training schools built during the early war years. It was the only inland B-17 training base east of the Mississippi River. Approximately 7,700 crewmen re- ceived their last phase training at DAAB. 115 crewmen lost their lives. Life on the base Dyersburg Army Air Base had 3 active concrete runways with room to add an additional 3 for a total of 6 runways. The base also contained Dyersburg Army Air Base a hospital, libraries, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a 600-seat (DAAB) movie theater. Barracks were moved from other sites, and the soldiers built many for themselves. However, very little housing was available for families. Cit- izens in Brownsville, Ripley, Halls, and Dyersburg made room for the in- flux of wives, mothers and children who wanted to spend a short time with their soldiers before they were deployed to the European theatre. Attics, garages, and closets were transformed into sleeping areas. President Harry Truman visited the base during the war. Halls High School sent students and teachers to greet the President’s entourage as they landed at DAAB. Deactivation of the base When WWII ended in 1945, DAAB was quickly deactivated, and the base halls was dismantled. The land was sold, and barracks and guard shacks were moved to private property. The former morgue was moved and became a two-bedroom residence later occupied by a Mayor of Halls. PHOTO DATE: JULY 9, 1945 A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 5
  • 8. BASE HISTORY Map Key 1 .........................................................................................................ACTIVE RUNWAY 2 .........................................................................................................ACTIVE RUNWAY 3 ...................................................................................... UNCONSTRUCTED RUNWAY 4 ...................................................................................... UNCONSTRUCTED RUNWAY 5 ...................................................................................... UNCONSTRUCTED RUNWAY 14 6 .........................................................................................................................APRON 7 ..................................................................................................... RAILROAD TRACKS 8 .....................................................................................................RAILROAD STATION 13 9 ..................................................................................................PX. POST EXCHANGE 10 ................................................................................................SERVICE MEN’S CLUB 12 15 11 .................................................................................................................... CHURCH 11 10 12 ........................................................................................................................... GYM 16 13 ................................................................................................................. BARRACKS 6 4 14 ...............................................................................................INTELLIGENCE OFFICE 9 15 ................................................................................... PLAYROOM AND MESS HALL 16..............................................................................................................POST THEATER 1 8 3 2 7 5 Local citizens and dignitaries lined up to welcome President Harry Truman PRESIDENT HARRY TRUMAN VISITS BASE 419TH DANCE, MAY 16, 1943 A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 6
  • 9. base history Bombing range In addition to the base proper, bombing and gunnery training was conducted at a variety of ranges near and far. One of the earliest bombing ranges in use was located in Dyer Coun- ty, north of Highway 20, and stretching westward from the Obion River to the Mississippi River. In addition to this Finley range, others were established locally near Ridgely (Lake County) and Covington (Tipton County). Then, in May of 1944, the high altitude bombing range at Shelbyville (Bedford County) was made available to crews for daytime practice, and a new 7,800-acre range with a battleship target was opened near Chisholm Lake in Lauderdale County late in June 1944. For the training of gunners on the ground, the Poorman’s Range was opened west of Halls, north of Highway 88, and straddling the boundary between Lauderdale and Dyer Coun- ties. For practice in air-to-ground gunnery, crews flew two-thirds of the way across the state to use the Spencer (Van Buren County) range. Air-to-air practice carried the crews some 600 miles south of the field to the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Gulfport, Mississippi. Bomb range information courtesy of Dr. H. Blair Bentley, Professor Emeritus of History, Dyersburg State Community College. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 7
  • 10. Base history Dyersburg Army Air Base (DAAB) Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in forma- ABOVE: FRONT ROW (L TO R) Samual Hall, Fred Samu- RIGHT: tion in front of base barracks. The Women’s Army Corps (WAC) was els, Michael Egan, Max Anderson, James Ellis. REAR Color the women’s branch of the US Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, ROW (L To R) Donald Bestelmeyer, Howard Rayford, Guard On the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), on May 15, 1942 and con- William Hess, Frederick Needles. Ramp. verted to full status as the WAC in 1943. BELOW: BELOW: The photo lab was essential at the base. Shown below is the BELOW: The base quatermaster’s cold storage build- Dance In Photo Officer and assistant laying out photo sheets. ing, where meat was purchased from area cattlemen, Service processed, and stored. Club. BELOW RIGHT: Mural In Officers’ Club. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 8
  • 11. base history DEACTIVATION In 1946 the US Army discontinued opera- tion of the Dyersburg Army Airbase. By the late 1950s, the base’s use was in decline, and the Airforce officially transferred the base to the Town of Halls and the former property owners. The Town of Halls cur- rently owns and manages the airport and the remaining runways and apron area. After the Army left Dyersburg, the land was returned to farmland and the farmers began growing crops. The Town of Halls took owner- ship of the concrete apron and runways. The property directly adjacent to the runways and existing road system began to devel- op into industrial property. The runways and apron have had many uses over the years. Local businesses have leased the apron from the city for a variety of business uses such as The concrete apron was used as a speed- auto auctions, trailer storage, lumber yards, way and for motor car races in the 1960s. and more. Many Halls residents experienced (The above photos were taken by Al Clemens in July 1967, their first time behind the wheel of daddy’s http://www.motoringinvestments.com/Y101.htm) In 1979 the Town of Halls opened and car on the apron of the former airbase. For currently manages Arnold Field, utiliz- a time in the 60s, the concrete apron was ing one of the former airbase runways. used as a speedway and for motor car races. Today, the only evidence of the base’s loca- tion includes the configuration of crumbling BOMB SITE PHOTO FARMING PHOTO runways, a Norden bombsight storage build- ing, one hangar out of the original five, tall chimneys where the theatre and other sites were located, and a 95-acre concrete apron. In 1979 the Town of Halls opened the munici- pal airport called Arnold Field Airport, which utilized one of the old runways. In 1992 the Halls Airbase Museum was co- The former Norden bombsight vault still Existing business located on the former Farmland located between the former founded by Pat Higdon and Martha Cites. remains on property adjacent to the con- airbase apron. airbase runways. crete apron. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 9
  • 12. VETERANS’ MUSEUM VETERANS’ MUSEUM The Veterans’ Museum was built on the apron of the former Dyersburg Army Air Base in 1997. The base was operational from 1942-45, and was adjacent to the Town of Halls. The Museum honors veterans from World War II with displays, photographs, and history of the base. The exhibits connect wartime with the civilians in rural West Tennessee and portrays how everyone in the Halls area was af- fected by the base, as well as the War. The Museum also honors other veterans and active servicemen and wom- en with displays from the different wars and conflicts in which the United States has been involved. 1 2 The Museum is owned and operated by The Dyersburg Army Air Base Me- morial Association, Inc., a non-profit organization co-founded in 1992 by Pat Higdon and Martha Cites, both of Halls. The purpose of this Museum is to preserve materials and artifacts from WWI to date with emphasis on WWII, as a reminder to the older generations and to educate the younger generations about their heritage. The first Museum was built in 1997. The collection of artifacts more than filled the 4,000 sq. ft. facility; and, in 2004, the Edith Tanner Center was built. Total footage to date is 8,900 sq. ft. Pictures and documents from the National Archives, materials from WWI through Iraq, diaries, personal and official letters, technical publications and divisional histories, WWII and Korean military vehicles, uniforms, and videos excite adults and give 3 the young an opportunity to look at history personally. Unusual exhibits 4 for a private, non-profit museum are three of the murals painted by Ernie Berke while based at DAAB. Photographs of 72 crews are also displayed. Tim Bivens, who is one of the DAAB incorporators, has been able to secure these and many more pictures that reveal base life. 1. Veterans’ Museum facility located on the former Dyersburg Air Base concrete ramp adjacent to the Halls Municipal Airport---Arnold Field. 2. (L to R) 4 Bomb Squadron Insignias and the 91st Bomb Group Insignia. These came from the 91st Bomb Group, Eighth Air Force of the U. S. Army Air Force in Bassingbourn, England. 3. WWII Jeep on display. 4. This exhibit contains two A-2 leather flight jackets of DAAB Veterans and Army Air Force Class A “Pinks and Greens” officer’s uniform that also belonged to a DAAB Veteran. 5. One of the three WWII murals painted by Ernie Berke while he was stationed at DAAB. This is the only original, painted in 1945, for the Open House that year. In 1986 it was rescued from an 5 abandoned, dilapidated building on the former base. The other two murals have been reproduced. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 10
  • 13. Existing conditions 1 2 24 23 12 8 6 7 9 25 5 22 10 17 26 11 14 4 19 28 13 15 20 27 16 21 18 3 4 3 LEGEND ORIGINAL DYERSBURG ARMY AIR BASE BOUNDARY 2 EXISTING LAND OWNERS AIR SHOW FLIGHT LINE PROPERTIES REQUIRING IMPROVEMENTS OR ACQUISITION 1 WATER COURSE A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 11
  • 14. SITE PHOTOS 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 12
  • 15. SITE PHOTOS 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 13
  • 16. conceptual programming Programming Throughout the planning pro- cess for Stars and Stripes Village, programming decisions were made that helped drive the de- EDUCATE sign team to follow certain con- ceptual paths. As ideas were envisioned, the design team’s direction for the Stars and Stripes Village began to take shape. The team developed a series of goals and objectives that stood out from the rest, and it was de- cided that these principle ele- ments would serve as the guid- ing influences for the Stars and Stripes Village Master Plan. PRESERVE: The team wants to preserve the history and integrity of the for- mer Dyersburg Army Air Base and surrounding community. Three key elements to be pre- served and enhanced are the 95-acre concrete apron, Nor- den bombsight storage vault, PRESERVE and the former hangar building. EDUCATE: The team’s goal is to educate the public about the significant role the Air Base played in the history of Halls, TN and the world. GROW: The goal to grow the Museum and Air Base into a regional tourist’s destination is one of the most important. The goal is for the new investment to create new building and development opportunities for the Museum, Airshow, private en- terprise, and surrounding industry. The Conceptual Diagram Studies and photos are examples of relationship stud- ies between the various uses of the Village and the surrounding community. The photos help put a visual image to some of the more abstract ideas in the GROW conceptual planning phase. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 14
  • 17. Preliminary Concept Plan Preliminary Concept Plan The development of Preliminary Concept Plans was the next step in the evaluation of the process for the design team. A series of sketches were created that put shapes and forms to some of the abstract elements developed in the Conceptual Programing phase. The illustra- tion on this page is one example of several sketches that were created during the process. DAAB Program Elements • Dual-Use Building for Fuselage Restaurant • Creation of Greenspace and Airport Offices • DAAB Industrial Park • Stars and Stripes Business District • Separation of Industrial Traffic • Defined Event Area • Streetlights • Permanent Event Pavilion • Permanent Shade Structures • Organized Parking for Events • Identifiable Entrance to Village Area • Expanded Airport Ramp Area • Preservation of Bombsight Vault • Landscape Median for Co-op Drive Stars and Stripes Village Program Elements • Barracks Buildings (4) • Air Base Hangar/Multi-Purpose Building (1) • Control Tower (1) • Chapel (1) • Expanded Existing Museum Building • Officers’ Club (1) • Organized Parking Area • Covered Drop-off for Museum • Memorial Rose Garden • Pedestrian Walkway from Event Area to • Boutique Hotel/Bed & Breakfast Museum and Airport • Gated Entrance • Reflection Garden • Connection between Airport and Restaurant As the preliminary concept plan evolved several themes began to emerge and helped to form the foundation for future efforts to build upon. Many of these are illustrated and includ- ed in the following Master Plan. The team was impressed by the assets in DAAB, the Veterans’ Museum, and the Town of Halls. These include its proximity to major transportation routes and metropolitan areas, their strong history and regional significance, the intact downtown core and ongoing revitaliza- tion efforts of the town, and the area’s friendly people and natural resources. These assets, combined with the current leadership and citizen involvement, position the Stars and Stripes Village for a thriving and prosperous future. A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 15
  • 18. MASTER PLAN A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 16
  • 19. Aerial Illustration A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 17
  • 20. officers’ club and base chapel A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 18
  • 21. hotel A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 19
  • 22. Fuselage Restaurant A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 20
  • 23. control tower and barracks A2HASKEW HARGRAVES HARCOURT & ASSOCIATES, INC. STARS AND STRIPES VILLAGE Halls, Tennessee 21

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