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NEWS | Feb. 22, 2012

Construction on military housing, "on schedule"

By Airman 1st Class Tom Brading Joint Base Charleston Public Affairs

The new year has brought new changes to Joint Base Charleston - Air Base and one of those changes is a 335-housing unit construction project by Forest City Military Communities.

Forest City Military Communities took ownership of houses at JB Charleston - Air Base Oct 1, 2011, but representatives of the company have been going door-to-door introducing themselves to housing residents since August 2011.

"Forty homes on the air base south of W. Hill and east of S. O'Neill are scheduled to be completed and available beginning in July," said John C. Hoyt, Forest City Communities, regional vice president of development. "Once we're finished in this area we will work our way east and north, building all new homes on the air base."

Hoyt also added that construction is currently on schedule without delays.

"After the initial phase is complete in July, the remaining homes will be delivered in multiple phases every couple months," said Hoyt.

Each phase will make between 40 to 50 homes available to qualifying individuals.

All homes will have screened porches, attached two-car garages, Whirlpool appliances, solid surface kitchen counter-tops, a master bedroom with walk-in closet and master bathroom, a family room and at least 1.5 additional bathrooms (depending on the bedroom count). All new homes will be 3 or 4 bedroom homes.

"Currently, there is no waiting list for the existing on-base housing," said Allison Pack, Forest City Military Communities community manager.

Service members, Federal Service Employees, military and Federal Service retirees and DoD contractors interested in living on base should contact the JB Charleston Housing Management Office at 963-3858 or Forest City Military Communities - Charleston at 552-0600 or visit the office located at 1258 Batson Drive, JB Charleston - Air Base.