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 October 08, 2010

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Additional military housing units approved for Fort McCoy

Fort McCoy will build eight additional military housing units on South Post as a result of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as stimulus funds.

Twenty-three units currently are under construction in the first phase of the project. These additional 31 units bring the total housing units — built in 1998 and after — to 55 at Fort McCoy.

The low bidder for the eight housing units is W. Gohman Construction from St. Joseph, Minn.

Infrastructure, including roads, water and sewer, landscaping, playground area, etc., is included in the $3.3 million project cost.

The projected completion date of the new project is winter 2012.

The general contractor for phase one is Carlson Construction of Joliet, Ill. This construction has a tentative completion date of May 2011.

All housing units feature four bedrooms, kitchens, laundries, family rooms and two-car garages.

The housing will be issued to eligible active-duty Soldiers on Permanent Change of Station orders who are on the waiting list for post housing, said Sherry Oslie, Fort McCoy Housing Management specialist.

Plans are in place to construct additional military Family housing on South Post to meet the post’s needs. Oslie said the construction of additional military housing units will depend on available funding, results of an Army Housing Market Analysis and required approvals.

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