A view of existing military
housing at Fort McCoy. New military housing will be built close
to the area with funding for the new project provided by the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
(Photo by Rob Schuette)
A contract to build 23 new houses at Fort McCoy has
Carlson Construction of Joliet, Ill., received the nearly $8.7
million contract, said Roy Brewer, Fort McCoy Army Corps of Engineers
The project currently is in the design phase, which should be completed
and approved in time for construction to begin in spring 2010.
Construction is scheduled to be completed by spring 2011.The project
will be built near the existing newer housing, which includes 12 houses
built in 1998 and 12 houses completed in 2008, Brewer said.
Sherry Oslie, Fort McCoy Family Housing manager, said the new project
was funded by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The project will
include new infrastructure, including a new street.
The homes will have four bedrooms and be similar to the 12 houses
completed in 2008, Oslie said. This project will increase the inventory
of military housing at Fort McCoy and support the installation’s Master