If you’ve ever had a family member or loved one serve in the military, then you can appreciate how important it is to pay tribute to their sacrifices for our country. That’s one of the many reasons we’re delighted to be working with UCP, LLC. and Benchmark Communities on the East Garrison master plan! This planned community will sit atop Fort Ord on a bluff overlooking the Salinas Valley – a landscape view of history where hundreds of thousands of soldiers prepared for battle in the Civil War era.
Keeping with its heritage, East Garrison will maintain its traditional feel by renovating many of its historical landmarks, including the old barracks and other military buildings that will be transformed into the future arts district of the community. Also, the chapel where soldiers would pray before heading off to battle is being considered for a historical designation that would mark it for preservation. A central community park and town center will also be built where residents will be able to shop at local retailers.
The 244-acre mixed-use community development concept will blend affordable rental apartments and more than 1,400 homes. Since beginning work on the project last fall, hundreds of housing pads have been laid into place and residential streets are nearing completion. Utilities, sidewalks and street lights can also be spotted in their places and the first vertical construction can be seen. Check out this photo slideshow see more of the budding community!
UCP, LLC. is also considering additional ideas to honor the nearly one million soldiers who trained at East Garrison from the Civil War through World War II.
It’s such an honor to be working with UCP, LLC. and Benchmark Communities on the historical East Garrison master plan! For more information about East Garrison, click here.