New housing on McChord opens tomorrow

By JBLM Release on March 8, 2010

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Army and Air Force Leaders at Joint

Base Lewis-McChord will celebrate the beginning of privatized housing on

JBLM McChord Field during a ribbon cutting ceremony at Westcott Hills

housing area Tuesday, March 9, at 1 p.m.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will showcase the completion of the first

eight homes of the 32-unit Westcott Hills housing area; the remaining

three and four bedroom field grade officer homes will be completed by

June 2010.

Ground has already been broken at JBLM McChord Field for the 62-unit

Cascade Village housing area, along with the renovation of 268 existing

homes in the Carter Lake housing area. Plans call for an additional 250

new homes to be constructed on JBLM McChord Field.

Privatized housing on JBLM McChord Field is being built and managed by

Equity Residential/Lewis-McChord Communities, LLC, the same company

responsible for building and renovating housing on JBLM Lewis Main and

Lewis North for more than seven years. There have been 729 new homes

built and 2,478 homes renovated on JBLM Lewis Main and Lewis North under

the Residential Communities Initiative to date.