Air Traffic Control Tower Site Development
KSA provided civil site design services to the team of consultants that designed the air traffic control tower at the Stinson Municipal Airport in San Antonio, TX. The site selected for the new air traffic control tower included dense vegetation and unique topography on the south side of the historic airport.
A traditional detention pond was scoped for the site drainage improvements. However, removal of some trees on the site for construction of the tower, parking, and access road needed to be mitigated. That mitigation was achieved through the use of Low Impact Development (LID) drainage design elements. The KSA team developed a system of rock and vegetative filter strips and a series of bio-swales in accordance with San Antonio River Authority LID guidelines to pre-treat, infiltrate, and discharge all storm water from the site. KSA specified the appropriate filtration media and native vegetation was established to encourage the infiltration of precipitation sheeting off the tower’s parking lot and access road.
KSA also assisted the airport in permitting the site improvements including the LID drainage elements and administered construction for the civil site work.