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