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The Michaels Organization Breaks Ground At Fort Huachuca

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Deputy to the Garrison Commander Heidi Malarchik and members of the Fort Huachuca housing team joined executives from The Michaels Organization to break ground on a brand new sub-division for service members and their families on historic Fort Huachuca, June 6, 2022.

The new homes, which will be offered to field grade officers, will offer spacious layouts in three and four bedroom floor plans. They are designed to achieve LEED Silver certification, with energy-efficient windows, HVAC systems, and lighting, as well as water-saving fixtures. Features will include porcelain tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and two-car garages with space for additional storage. The green design also includes artificial turf backyards and xeriscape landscaping.

Dorsey Village will be developed in two phases, with all construction expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

“Winning the best installation in the Army and the best Army installation in DOD is certainly a highlight of our garrison team. But in that packet which we put together it was really about partnerships with the city, it was about our partnerships with Michaels and all the awards we’ve gotten from our residents because they love our housing. It about everyone working together as a team,” said Malarchik.

“In many places folks want to live off post. No matter what you do. Guess what? In this community everybody wants to live on post,” she continued, citing the strength of the housing partnership as a source of resiliency for our Army families here.

“It is an honor and a privilege for Michaels to house heroes and serve their families,” said Sherri Farris, Senior Vice President of The Michaels Organization. “We are thrilled to be here today to celebrate the start of another village that will offer high-quality, beautiful housing to those serving our country.”

Michaels will develop the 27 homes on two parcels of vacant land within the Mountain Vista Communities in the newly created “Dorsey Village.”  RL Workman Homes, LLC of Hereford, Arizona will do the construction. RL Workman is the same builder Michaels partnered with to build 140 new homes when it first started development of Mountain Vista Communities in 2009.

Fort Huachuca was one of the last projects to privatize in the Army’s Residential Communities Initiative, when Michaels was selected as the Army’s private-sector partner to develop new housing and manage the existing homes on the Post. The successful financial stewardship of the property by Michaels and its partners at the Army Housing Office at Fort Huachuca has allowed for continued upgrades of homes as well as the creation of this latest neighborhood village.

All revenue collected through Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) is reinvested directly back into the community to fund daily operating expenses along with special projects that enhance the homes and community.

Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command.

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