Officials at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center in California last week celebrated the opening of the Irwin Town Center, a development featuring 26,000 square feet of retail space, unaccompanied housing and a community plaza in the heart of the garrison.
Lt. Gen. Joseph Fil, the installation’s former commanding general called the project “a wonderful addition to the community.” He said the town center is unique and is something the rest of the Army can aspire to, according to a story from Installation Management Command.
The town center has 200 bachelor apartments, 140 of which are on top of new shops such as Subway, Starbucks and Game Stop.
“It’s huge because we’re a long way from civilization here and we are out in the desert, but it’s a wonderful place to be,” said Fil, who now is special assistant to the vice chief of staff of the Army.
The grand opening was the culmination of a seven-year project, in which Clark Realty served as developer.