a. Types of Community Activity Centers. MSA and
other community facilities are divided into two broad cat-
egories: specialized and consolidated. Specialized facili-
ties are oriented to the needs of a single program. Con-
solidated facilities are designed to accommodate
multiple, coordinated programs. These consolidated
Community Activity Centers are further divided into two
Main Post Centers. These accommodate all or
most MSA functions which serve the entire post. They
are often located together with facilities such as the main
exchange, commissary, other post-wide commercial and
community service facilities (see illustration, figure 1 - 5).
They provide a central focus for post life, a function simi-
lar to that of the downtown in a small city or town. Main
Post Centers may be single structures or complexes of
buildings which individually may be specialized.
(2) Local Centers. These serve individual housing or
population areas and can be programmed for troops,
families, or both groups. They provide a focus for the
local neighborhood within walking distance, and neigh-
borhood-scale leisure, commercial and service activities.
Local Centers vary in size and in the number of people
served. They may be small and include primarily non-
specialized activities, or larger and include many special-
ized activities (see examples in figure 1 - 5).
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