FORT CAVAZOS, Texas – In a continuation of building and renovating military homes on Fort Cavazos, Lendlease’s subsidiary Cavalry Family Housing entered the second phase in the housing development project Dec. 21 here.
The demolition of 1950’s-era housing in Heritage Heights neighborhood, formerly known as Chaffee Village marks the second of several sections scheduled for new construction. This project is set to construct nearly 600 state-of-the-art homes for junior enlisted Soldiers and their families over the next three years.
“Starting this next phase is a culmination of hard work. It’s more than just demolition; it’s about making room for modern, high-quality living spaces for our Soldiers,” said Chris Albus, Cavalry Housing project director. “The demolition of the next 300 homes is critical to free up space for the upcoming 580 junior enlisted homes.”
The Lendlease representative for the project said the demolition is a critical component in the progression of the Heritage Heights community.
“Launching this phase on a Thursday morning has a symbolic value, showcasing our commitment to moving forward without delay,” explained Albus.
The three-bedroom, two-bath homes feature open floor plans, gathering spaces, modern finishes and increased storage. To create a neighborhood that provides connection and vibrancy for military families, amenities in the Heritage Heights neighborhood will include walking paths, community gardens and a dog park.
The military community is buzzing with anticipation and excitement as they look forward to constructing modern homes that promise to enhance the living experience for military families significantly, according to the project director.
“The feedback from families who have moved into the newly constructed homes has been overwhelmingly positive,” Albus explained. “We are building not just houses, but homes that will fortify the foundation of our military community.”
Cavalry Family Housing previously completed the first section of privatized military housing community here with new homes located in the new Heritage Heights neighborhood. The homes were the first to be built on the installation since 2018 and are part of Lendlease’s $420 million, five-year development plan for Cavalry Family Housing.
Broll of home demolition