Fort Bragg, N.C.—Corvias Military Living has broken ground on Phase II of Randolph Pointe, a military housing development. According to the developer, which is a division of Corvias Group, the success of the first phase led to Randolph Pointe’s expansion, which will add 120 new apartments for “senior unaccompanied service members”—those either unmarried, or geographically separated from family—who are stationed at Fort Bragg.
Similar pilot housing initiatives have been tested at Forts Drum, Irwin, Stewart and Bliss. The Randolph Pointe property is the first of these initiatives to become an official program and expand. Randolph Pointe’s Phase I, comprised of 312 one- and two-bedroom apartments, opened in February 2009 and is currently 98 percent occupied.
The expansion, which will be managed by Corvias Military Living, will add one- and two-bedroom apartments in five three-story buildings on more than eight acres. The Phase II apartments will accommodate an additional 198 bedrooms. The units range in size from 860 square feet to 1,213 square feet, feature large walk-in storage rooms; a full-size kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area; and a patio or balcony and an optional garage. Large exterior storage rooms are also included for residents to store oversized military gear.
Funding for the $14 million expansion project was through Bragg Communities LLC, a public-private partnership between Fort Bragg and Corvias Military Living, as part of the U.S. Army’s Residential Communities Initiative. Despite sequestration, Corvias says, the developer was able to work with the Army so that the project required no new government funding.
Randolph Pointe near the North Post Commissary and the U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters. Fort Bragg is home to the U.S. Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Forces, and is the largest military installation in the world by population. Nearly 10 percent of the Army’s active-duty forces are assigned to Fort Bragg. All unaccompanied or single senior service members at Fort Bragg are eligible to live at Randolph Pointe, regardless of their military branch.