Corvias Brings New Life to Eglin Air Force Base Through New Housing and Community Amenities
Revitalization includes 747 new homes, a community center and amenities for families
Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (May 3, 2016) – Corvias Military Living today joined the Eglin Air Force community in celebrating the grand opening of the first of 747 new homes, as well as the unveiling of the Warrior Landing Community Center. Eglin is the largest base in the Continental Group, a collection of six Air Force installations across the country, and has been in service since its initial construction in the 1930s.
The celebratory ribbon cutting included participation from Brig. Gen. Christopher P. Azzano, commander, 96th Test Wing; Heath Burleson, Senior Vice President, Corvias Military Living; Stan Morehead, Business Director, Corvias Military Living; and, Eglin residents, Master Sgt. and Mrs. Kenny Ketchum.
“We are proud to provide so many families with a welcoming and state-of-the-art community to call home,” said Heath Burleson, Senior Vice President of Corvias Military Living. “Our service members and their families deserve comfort, convenience and quality amenities, and we are committed to bringing these improvements to our residents at Eglin.”
Today’s ceremony took place at the newly-constructed Warrior Landing Community Center, a 12,000-square-foot facility featuring a club room, fitness center, children’s play area, gym, yoga studio, as well as an outdoor entertainment area with a kitchen and swimming pool.
“Quality of life for our members and their families has just improved exponentially thanks to the Team Eglin members who worked so diligently for so long and to our privatization partner, Corvias Military Living,” said Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, 96th Test Wing commander. “Providing quality, comfortable and safe homes, as well as a community atmosphere, helps promote a sense of wellbeing for our Airmen and their families.”
In an effort to bring unparalleled comfort to service members and their families, all of the homes will exceed the Air Force’s benchmarks for square footage. The homes will range from 1,600 square feet (designed for junior service members) to 4,000 square feet (for general officers). All of the newly constructed homes include two-car garages, modern appliances and will be energy efficient.
The 747 new homes being constructed are in the Warrior Landing and Indian Trails neighborhoods. The first 38 homes are complete and occupied.
Corvias is in the process of demolishing all of the existing homes on the Eglin base, with the exception of 126 homes in the Hidden Oaks neighborhood which were constructed in the early 2000s. In following with the Corvias principle of giving back, the construction team has donated household items from demolished homes, such as sink vanities, kitchen faucets, light fixtures and cabinets, to support the housing program of Habitat for Humanity. More than $30,000 was raised in 2015.
Corvias actively manages 13 U.S. government partnerships and additional private partnerships. In the past 12 years, the company has raised the capital needed for the construction and redevelopment of more than 12,000 acres in communities serving more than 24,000 families. Corvias is also currently responsible for implementing more than $11 billion in maintenance and infrastructure repairs, and will reinvest $4.4 billion into its current public sector partnerships for continuous maintenance, upgrades and redevelopment during a 50-year span.