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July 13, 2012


Installation to get 2 more military Family Housing units

A contract to build two additional military Family housing units at Fort McCoy’s South Post has been awarded.

W. Gohman Construction from St. Joseph, Minn., is constructing the housing, which is being paid for with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as stimulus funds.

Work on the $923,000 contract has begun and is scheduled to be completed in December, said Roy Brewer, Fort McCoy resident engineer for the Army Corps of Engineers.

The contract includes related infrastructure, such as streets, water and sewer and landscaping.

Gohman already has constructed eight housing units, so this will bring it to a total of 10 units. Ross O’Neil, chief of the Fort McCoy Housing Division, said the houses will have the same features as previous projects, four bedrooms, kitchens, laundries, Family rooms and two-car garages.

This construction will bring the total military Family housing units on South Post to 57. Brewer said 33 of those units were constructed with stimulus funds.

This will mark the end of the stimulus-funded housing, Brewer said.

The next housing project is planned for 2014; funding has not yet been approved, he said.

The new military Family housing is issued to eligible active-duty Soldiers on permanent-change-of-station orders who are on the Fort McCoy housing waiting list, O’Neil said.

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