August 25, 2006
Press Releases & News

Clark Completes First Phase of New Housing at Fort Irwin

FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Clark Construction Group - California, LP completed the first phase of military housing improvements at Fort Irwin this spring, six weeks ahead of schedule. The development, known as Crackerjack Flats, features 241 new single-family and duplex houses, ranging in size from 1,696 square feet to 1,965 square feet.

The three- and four-bedroom homes are energy-efficient and feature granite counter tops, fiber optic wiring, interior storage space and two-car garages.

Military personnel and their families began occupying the first homes last summer. The houses have been turned over for occupancy at an average rate of 24 per month to reduce the waiting list for on-base housing.

Residents have convenient access to recreational amenities including grass play fields, playgrounds and tot lots. The Crackerjack Flats development also features a new neighborhood center with meeting and event space, kitchen and patio.

This phase also included construction of a maintenance facility for one of the project’s partners, Pinnacle Properties, which is managing the leasing and maintenance of base housing over a 50-year period. Pinnacle is in partnership with Clark Realty Capital and the U.S. Army in this privatized-housing project.

Torti-Gallas and Partners, of Silver Spring, Md., was the architect for the project; Fard Engineering Company, Inc., of Walnut Creek, Calif., provided MEP engineering services; L.S. Mason and Associates, of Lafayette, Calif., served as the structural engineer; and Delorenzo Inc., of San Diego, Calif., was the landscape architect.

California Military Communities, LLC recently awarded Clark the contract to build Sandy Basin, the second phase of housing at Fort Irwin. This phase is underway and will include 197 new living units, a new community center and pool. Crackerjack Flats and Sandy Basin are part of the U.S. Army’s plan to develop four distinct military communities at Fort Irwin including 715 new homes and 200 Senior Unaccompanied Housing units.

Fort Irwin is located about 37 miles east of Barstow, Calif.