Location: Joint Base-McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ
Michael Baker International prepared a joint-base general plan and commander's summary and developed a web-based planning system for the installation. The joint base was created in 2009 to combine the contiguous McGuire Air Force Base, Fort Dix, and Naval Air Engineering Station Lakehurst to meet the requirements of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act. The joint base covers 42,000 acres, houses 3,933 facilities, and more than 42,000 soldiers, sailors, marines, Coast Guard, civilians, and family members, and federal and state prison inmates. The purpose of the project was to identify and analyze existing conditions and capacity, development opportunities and constraints, and short-term and long-term plans for development to improve the built and social environment of the community.