Vandenberg Air Force Base
The Master Plan Renuart & Larkin devised for Vandenberg AFB, in Santa Barbara County, California, began when they asked us to develop more efficient ways to acquire irrigation water for a rebuild of the base’s golf course. In researching more efficient ways to get water to the course, we discovered that millions of gallons of water a year are wasted at Vandenberg due to their antiquated Base infrastructure.
To address this more pressing need, Renuart & Larkin devised a plan to rebuild Vandenberg’s underground water delivery systems. It also became obvious it would be necessary to rebuild their sewer system, which dates back to World War II.
To pay for the underground infrastructure, we needed above ground new build. Under Public/Private Partnership financing initiatives we would have been allowed to reallocate existing Operation & Maintenance dollars to finance this initiative. By utilizing existing O&M dollars we came up with a plan to build vitally needed, new office space, on their large, aging campus.
But in 2014, after nearly three years of work and planning, R & L came to the conclusion that the water situation in California was so grave, and getting worse on multiple levels, that the deal became unworkable. Thus we terminated our efforts to rebuild the golf course, which was the genesis of the entire project.
© Larkin Group 2015