Housing Project in Hawaii Hits Record High

Island Palm Communities, the Army housing privatization project covering seven facilities in Hawaii including Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield, has exceeded 7,000 occupied homes, the largest of any Army residential community.

As of February, project developer Lend Lease Public Partnerships had completed 3,290 new units and 1,141 renovations, bringing the total number of homes to 7,003, according to Lend Lease. The end state for the Army Residential Communities Initiative project is scheduled to be reached in June 2019 at 7,756 homes. Lend Lease will develop, design and construct more than 5,000 new homes and renovate more than 2,500 existing homes, as well as build several new community centers, playgrounds and community amenities.

Island Palm Communities is a public-private partnership between Lend Lease and the Army. It was established in October 2004 when Island Palm Communities assumed control of the existing housing and responsibility for property management and maintenance. The first new homes were completed in May 2006.

Upon completion, the project will be one of the largest solar-powered communities in the world, featuring a 6-megawatt photovoltaic system that will supply approximately 15 to 30 percent of the community’s power. Island Palm Communities is one of an elite group of residential communities chosen to participate in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Neighborhood Development Program. The LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system integrates the principles of smart growth, urbanism and green building into the first national system for neighborhood design.

For more information, visit the Lend Lease site.

Dan Cohen
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