At the RLUAC quarterly meeting held on May 21st, Greg Bean, Director of Fort Bragg’s Directorate of Public Works (DPW), noted that for more than a decade now Fort Bragg has been in the midst of its biggest construction boom since World War II. For the past thirty years it has been averaging over $188 million in construction per year. Although slowing, there is still a lot of money currently being spent on new construction at the Fort.
Before describing the construction projects planned and currently underway, Bean gave some interesting Fort Bragg facts – it has a land area of 162,816 acres and 52.2 million square feet of buildings as of 2014.
Bean explained that projects currently underway on the fort total $666 million – this includes major projects at the Old Division Area (demolishing the remaining World War II buildings), a new Corps Command & Control facility in the Main Post area, a new elementary school in Linden Oaks, and major new construction projects at the JFK Warfare Center, the USASOC area, and Patriot’s Point (the old ammunition supply point). There are several major projects involving renovations at the Womack Army Hospital and development of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. AAFES is also doing major new construction work at the Airborne Mini Mall and Airborne Gruber Mini Mall.
Finally, Bean highlighted the ongoing efforts to extend future I-295 to and beyond the All American Freeway.
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