Partnering with the U.S. Army through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), Balfour Beatty Communities recently kicked off work to make more than $7 million in improvements to existing military family housing apartment buildings at Fort Hamilton.
The upgrades in the community’s Doubleday Village neighborhood include renovating and replacing the exteriors of ten garden apartments.
The U.S. Army reports:
“The much-anticipated exterior renovations were designed with our residents in mind,” said Tony Mercante, Fort Hamilton Government Housing Officer. “Not only will they enhance the look and feel of our community, but also ensure we are meeting the needs of service members and their families today and in the future.”
… The modern renovations will include replacing all existing vinyl siding with an upgraded fiber cement product that will significantly improve longevity, durability and curb appeal. As part of that process, damaged plywood sheathing will be repaired and a new vapor barrier will be installed. In addition, all balcony doors, exterior light fixtures, trim, gutters and downspouts will be replaced. Columns, doors and frames will be painted and new exterior fire extinguisher boxes and weatherproof receptacle covers will be installed.
The innovative public-private partnerships facilitated by the MHPI leverage private sector expertise from real estate management companies like Balfour Beatty Communities to continually improve military family housing communities and increase resident satisfaction with their homes.