FORT CARSON — The U.S. Army Installation Management Command, Fort Carson Directorate of Public Works, and Balfour Beatty Communities have begun demolishing 78 housing units.
The housing units that are being demolished are located in the Cherokee West Village Housing Area. It's the oldest neighborhood on base, nearly 65 years old.
Fort Carson Garrison Commander Colonel Nate Springer signaled the start of demolition.
“I got in the backhoe with our partners from Balfort Beatty Communities, and we simultaneously did the first destruction of this neighborhood. And it felt good to start the destruction of this neighborhood because we know we’re just gonna put in beautiful modern housing for our young soldiers and families”, said Springer.
This will be phase one of a multi-phased project that will remove 239 old units in order to make way for three and four-bedroom homes for soldiers and families in Fort Carson.
Phase one is expected to be completed by October 2022. Phase two will remove 161 units, and is set to be complete in August 2023.
Fort Carson hopes that all of the new houses will be ready for move in by 2025.
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