The changes at Fort Belvoir continue as the date for the BRAC influx gets closer. On post housing is just one of the many transformations taking place but it is one of the most important ones for families who choose to live within the gates of Fort Belvoir.
Gerber Village is what you might term "traditional" military housing. The brick cape cod style homes sit on nice tree lined lots. The photo taken last fall shows the trees right before Halloween and before the neighborhood began its transformation. Gerber Village is made up of 68 single family homes (and 6 duplexes) built between 1930-1939. With slate roofs and all brick construction the homes were built to last. The homes are reserved for E-7 to E-9 Army personnel.
Today when you drive through Gerber Village you see the transformation of the homes taking place. Though the basic style of the home remains unchanged the Cape Cod homes are being updated to include larger kitchens, a true master bedroom, expanded second floor bedrooms and the screened in porches are now enclosed family rooms. Detached garages and new alleyways are being added to reduce street traffic and parking issues.
Gerber Village is just the latest housing project on Fort Belvoir that reflects the Army's commitment to "green renovation" as well. All of the homes will have energy star appliances, energy efficient windows and insulation to keep them cozy. The first phase of the updates is scheduled for completion this fall.
If you are headed to Fort Belvoir and want to learn more about your options on post contact the Villages at Fort Belvoir Welcome Center at 703-454-9700, If living off post is in your plans then give the Cindy Jones Team a call at 703-346-2213. Let our personal experience with military relocation help you find the right place to call home while you are stationed at Fort Belvoir.
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