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Ground Breaking of Public Private Venture Marine Palms Family Housing

Navy NewsStand

Story Number: NNS100428-24
4/28/2010

By Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest Public Affairs Office.

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (NNS) -- A groundbreaking ceremony was held April 2 for the Public Private Venture Marine Palms Family Housing at Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command and Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MAGTFTC/MCAGCC) Twentynine Palms, Calif.

New construction will be built to the LEED Silver Performance Standard. This desirable upscale housing unit will support nine warrant officers, 130 enlisted Marines, and will provide 10 percent American Disabilities Act (ADA) adaptable homes.

"For our service members stationed at Twentynine Palms, Camp Pendleton, and Quantico (CPQH), Public Private Venture (PPV) program continues to improve the quality of life for our military family housing," said John Rogers, program manager for this project. "This newest CPQH family housing project at Marine Palms will provide Warrant Officers and Enlisted families safe, desirable housing units, community amenities, and 24 hour property management care. The PPV program ensures Base housing needs are met for our service members by providing the best housing the marketplace has to offer."

Architectural floor plans include "great rooms" supporting an open living center of family and entertainment contiguous with the kitchen, connections to the living rooms, and direct access to covered patios. Living rooms provide additional "flex space" which can be furnished as a living room, parlor, dining room or den. Kitchens open directly to the "great room" and include peninsulas with raised breakfast centers, solid surface countertops, thermo-foil raised extra deep panel cabinets, tile entrance, no-wax sheet vinyl flooring, refrigerators with ice makers and internal filtered water dispenser, large capacity dishwasher and "quiet power sound" garbage disposers, microwave oven with two-speed exhaust fan and cook top light, free-standing gas range with sealed burners and self cleaning oven, and Energy Star listed appliance packages.

First floor layouts include half baths, laundry rooms and spacious storage with shelving. Large master suite bed rooms include walk in closets and are designed with dual lavatories and medicine cabinets. Secondary bedrooms range in size from 120 square feet to 176 square feet and are supported by hall baths that are also designed with dual lavatories and medicine cabinets.

Housing exteriors will incorporate multi-architectural facades with two-car attached garages, trash enclosures, and private fully fenced rear yards.

Community amenities include two youth basketball fields, a soccer field, two picnic areas, two tot-lots, two basketball courts, and a dog park with water fountain and enclosed fence area.

NAVFAC Southwest awarded $51 million for phase six of the Camp Pendleton, Quantico Housing, LLC (CPQH, LLC) Portfolio January 2010.

Construction is scheduled for completion September 2011.



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