Blackwater West Project Description

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  • Military style training facility on 824 acres in Potrero, California, for 300 students and 60 staff members.
  • 9 carbine ranges, 300 x 225 ft. each (How many positions each??)
  • 1 carbine range, 600 x 225 ft.
    • NOTE: the Potrero planning group has been told verbally that there would be only 8 ranges instead of 10. However, this is only verbal, and the issue is not how many ranges, but how many positions on each range... how many guns are firing. It's like slicing pizza. Okay, they are slicing it into 8 instead of 10 slices. But is the pizza the same size??
  • 5 pistol ranges, 150 x 150 ft. each
  • 2 live-fire fully ballistic multi-level shoot houses, 4,600 sq ft each
  • 15 live-fire fully ballistic single-level shoot houses, 20 x 60 (1200 sqft) each
  • 2 mile tactical driving track with gasoline storage tank
  • 350 foot diameter EVOC skid pad
  • 400 foot diameter helipad
  • 33,000 square foot urban simulation training area composed of shipping crates stacked to simulate city buildings on paved streets
  • 1 training tower, 5 level, 40 x 20 ft., 800 sq. ft. total
  • 1 training tower, 6 level, 24 x 48ft., 1,152 sq. ft. total
  • 4 ship simulators, 3 levels, indoor-outdoor, made of stacked shipping containers
    • Note: No size given on this... If they are container ships, 4 of them could be very large indeed.
  • 1 Armory building for storage of guns and ammunition, 18,000 sq. ft.
  • 2 Dormitory buildings, 18,000 sq. ft. each
  • 2 classroom buildings, 18,000 sq. ft. each
  • 1 Defensive training building, 10,000 sq. ft.
  • 1 Dining hall, 10,000 sq. ft.
  • 1 Facility maintenance building, 18,000 sq. ft.
  • Various other buildings totaling 13,280 sq. ft.

Buildings Summary

Qty Building Sqft Each Total Sqft
2 live-fire fully ballistic multi-level shoot house 4600 9200
15 live-fire fully ballistic single-level shoot house 1200 18000
1 training tower, 5 level 800 800
1 training tower, 6 level 1152 1152
1 Armory building for storage of guns and ammunition 18000 18000
2 Dormitory buildings 18000 36000
2 classroom buildings 18000 36000
1 Defensive training building 10000 10000
1 Dining hall 10000 10000
1 Facility maintenance building 18000 18000
  Various other buildings 13280 13280
TOTAL SQUARE FOOTAGE
(Equiv. to building 57- 3,000 Sqft Homes)
170432

  • 2 mile tactical driving track with gasoline storage tank
  • 350 foot diameter EVOC skid pad
  • 400 foot diameter helipad
  • 33,000 square foot urban simulation training area composed of shipping crates stacked to simulate city buildings on paved streets
  • 4 ship simulators, 3 levels, indoor-outdoor, made of stacked shipping containers

Zoned Use

According to zoning, up to 20 ranches could be placed on this site, for a total of about 53 people (usual 2000 Census averages).

Blackwater use will have 360 people and far more square footage, equivalent to 57 - 3,000 sqft homes

Part of the property is in the Cleveland National Forest.

-- Raymond Lutz - 03 Apr 2007
Topic revision: r7 - 2015-03-11, RaymondLutz
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