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Mar. 1, 2013

Picerne Military Housing Breaks Ground on $72M On-Post Community

By Jessica Fiur, News Editor

Fort George G. Meade, Md.—Picerne Military Housing, a division of Corvias Group, recently broke ground on Reece Crossings, 432 on-post apartments for barracks-eligible, single unaccompanied service members. This marks the first public-private partnership with the U.S. Army.

Reece Crossings, a $72 million project, features 14 buildings with garden-style apartments and is designed to house more than 1,400 service members. People eligible for the apartments include soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and coast guardsmen.

The community will feature 48 one-bedroom layouts with dens that are 1,126 square feet and 384 two-bedroom apartments that are 1,186 square feet. The apartments will include large kitchens with a breakfast bar and full-size appliances, a laundry room with a washer and dryer, free cable and high-speed Internet. The bedrooms will include individual bathrooms, walk-in closets, personal climate controls and private climate-controlled secure storage for military gear. The apartments will also come furnished with a sofa, media cabinet, barstools, coffee table, queen-sized bed, desk and nightstand.

Amenities will include weightlifting and fitness rooms; a clubroom with flat-screen TVs, sports ticker and video gaming; an Internet café with charging stations; basketball; and sand volleyball courts. Additionally there will be a 6,233 square-foot clubhouse, lap pool, outdoor grilling and picnic pavilions. These features are designed to reduce isolation and boost morale among the residents.

Reece Crossings is being designed to achieve LEED Silver. Sustainable features include advanced storm water management techniques such as bio filtration facilities and rain gardens; low-flow toilets and showers; and Energy Star appliances.

“We are honored to partner with the Army on this incredible development and proud to bring this community to Fort Meade,” John Picerne, president and CEO, Corvias Group, says. “I look forward to seeing our service members enjoy a much better quality of life, and I hope that this innovative project will inspire new partnerships and better housing on installations nationwide.”

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