ARMY RCI, FORT BLISS
RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE PROJECT
EL PASO, TEXAS

Project Data:

Owner
Department of the Army

Client
Forest City Enterprises

Site
Fort Bliss Army Base and
surrounding residential sites

Project Size
2,752 Housing Units On & Off-Base
in 14 Neighborhoods

Date
RFP Response February 2004

Project Description:

The Residential Communities Initiative at Fort Bliss, Texas consists of 2,752 units of family housing in fourteen neighborhoods on and off-base. Roughly two-thirds of the units are in need of major renovations or replacement. We have created over twenty plans to meet the program requirements for all the ranks in styles that are consistent with southwestern architectural precedents. The floor plans have amenities that respond to the way people live today. Tree-lined streets with detached walks produce a comfortable, safe environment for pedestrians and children. Garages are conveniently placed but discreetly tucked away so that they do not dominate the streetscape. Generous front porches close to the sidewalk create opportunities for casual encounters and neighborly interaction, as well as provide shelter from the strong El Paso sun.