Future of Enlisted Housing Nears Completion of 1st Phase
February 18, 2014
With the exterior of several of the main structures nearing completion, Corvias Military Living's Reece Crossings is rounding the homestretch for the first group of buildings in the large complex.
"We're a bit ahead of schedule," said Greg Gundling, project manager for Reece Crossings. "We're moving along quite well."
Gundling said the target completion for the first buildings, including the clubhouse, is mid-May. Residents are already lined up for the first phase of openings.
Located on the corner of Cooper Avenue and Mapes Road, the garden-style apartments community will provide housing for more than 800 service members of all branches of ranks E-1 to E-5.
Reece Crossings' central location provides close access to installation services including the Exchange, Gaffney Fitness Center and Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center.
The interior of the first buildings is already built, and construction crews are preparing to install cabinets, Gundling said.
Currently, crews are working on seven of the 14 total buildings. The remainder of the buildings in the $72 million project will be phased in as each is completed.
The project is funded at no cost to the Army.
According to the Corvias website, the complex is being constructed to ensure sustainability with low-flow toilets, faucets and showers and high-efficiency HVAC systems.
Plans were designed "using Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver, Low-Impact Development and Energy Star guidelines, including advanced storm water management techniques such as bio filtration facilities and rain gardens," according to the website.
The 14-building project will include 432 one- and two-bedroom apartments featuring large kitchens with a breakfast bar, full-size appliances, spacious living rooms and a laundry room. One-bedroom apartments will be 1,081 square feet with a den, while two-bedroom apartments will be 1,141 square feet.
All service members will have private suites, bathrooms and walk-in closets. Apartments will be furnished with a sofa, media cabinet, bar stools, desk and queen-sized bed.
The Reece Crossings' clubhouse will feature weight-lifting and fitness rooms, a clubroom with multiple flat-screen televisions, a cyber cafe, basketball and volleyball courts, a 1-mile running trail, a lap pool and outdoor grilling.
"It's a great project -- one of a kind," Gundling said.
Corvias developed a similar apartment complex -- Randolph Pointe -- for single senior enlisted service members at Fort Bragg, N.C.
Reece Crossings is the first apartment complex for unaccompanied junior enlisted service members.
"We're so excited," said Angela Marcum, communications manager for Corvias. "We're happy to provide an option for junior, unaccompanied service members to live on post."