By U.S. ArmyDecember 27, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today, the Army announced its selection of Actus Lend Lease, LLC to develop the Community Development and Management Plan (CDMP) for Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely, as part of the Army's Residential Communities Initiative (RCI). Under the RCI Program, the Army plans to privatize family housing at 45 installations, to include over 86,000 family housing units located throughout the United States.
Actus Lend Lease, LLC will work with the Army to develop the CDMP, which will serve as the blueprint for the Army's residential communities at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely. Preparation of the CDMP is expected to take about six months. Following acceptance of the CDMP by the Army and review by the Department of Defense, Office of Management and Budget, and Congress, implementation of the CDMP is expected to begin in July 2008.
RCI will improve, in a relatively short period of time, the quality of life for Soldiers and families assigned to Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely. Over the anticipated 50-year term all family housing will be rehabilitated or replaced and additional new housing will be provided. In addition, RCI will bring new community centers, other ancillary facilities and amenities to meet family housing needs at Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely. The overall family housing appearance and function within the Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely installation will weave the natural and constructed environments together as a planned community.
The Army is committed to improving family housing as a means of sustaining the quality of life of our people. This will be accomplished through Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH), traditional Military Construction, and the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) family housing privatization program. Through the RCI Program, the Army engages with private sector firms in public-private partnerships to manage, construct, renovate, maintain and operate family housing. The RCI Program is a critical part of the Army's plan to alleviate housing shortages, rapidly improve the condition of our existing housing, and sustain quality communities over the 50-year life of these projects.
Actus Lend Lease, LLC has significant Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI) project experience and is the principal member of the Army's Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Drum, Fort Knox, and Army Hawaii RCI teams. Army's partnership with Actus Lend Lease, LLC will result in adequate, comfortable, and safe homes to promote a sense of well-being necessary to allow our Soldiers to focus on their missions.
For more information:
Please contact Dean Perez at 703-601-7472; email@example.com
Internet availability for the RCI Program: www.rci.army.mil