SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District joined with U.S. Rep. Sam Farr and Fort Hunter Liggett officials to celebrate the completion of a new housing complex at the installation in Monterey County March 27.
The complex was built by Pre Con Industries Inc. under the Residential Communities Initiative, a partnership between the Army and the private sector that provides quality and cost-effective housing for soldiers and their families. The Sacramento District managed construction quality assurance for the project.
“I think this complex behind us is an example of great architecture,” said Farr, who represents Monterey County. “It’s beautiful. It’s housing that I think would sell in the private sector. So, thank you Army Corps of Engineers for seizing the opportunity to sense the spirit of Fort Hunter Liggett.”
Fort Hunter Liggett maintains several facilities that keep with the spirit of the historic Spanish mission period in its architecture.
Fort Hunter Liggett, which is also the largest Army Reserve post in the nation, is one of several U.S. Army pilot installations selected to be net zero energy and waste by 2020. The new housing units are configured into three five-unit buildings, each designed to LEED-Silver energy efficiency standards to help the installation meet its net zero goals. One unit is designed for two soldiers with separate bathrooms and bedrooms.
Construction began in November 2013 at a cost of about $4.5 million.
The Sacramento District is also working on numerous other projects and upgrades at Fort Hunter Liggett. The largest is $61 million training complex consisting of three barracks to accommodate over 800 soldiers, a battalion headquarters building, a company headquarters building, dining facility and vehicle maintenance facility. This project is expected to be completed by fall 2016.
Other projects include installation of solar panels and upgrading existing facilities to meet the installation’s net zero energy and waste criteria.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District provides planning, engineering, project management, environmental restoration and construction services to military and civilian customers in parts of eight western states, including California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Oregon and Wyoming.