Washington, D.C. – RealEstateRama – Congressman Doug Lamborn met with Balfour Beatty Communities (BBC) President, Christopher Williams, to discuss the company’s initiatives to address the issues at their Fort Carson properties.
“I had a constructive meeting with Christopher Williams, President of Balfour Beatty Communities, to discuss the company’s construction, investment, and recapitalization plans for the family housing serviced by BBC at Fort Carson,”said Congressman Lamborn.“I will continue this dialogue with BBC and monitor its progress on improving the support and quality of life they provide our servicemembers and their families. They have a responsibility to make sure that the quality of life for service members and their families is as high as possible and further progress needs to be made.”
Balfour Beatty Communities conducts development, design/construction, financing, renovation, and property management services for residential and military real estate. It is currently present on 55 military installations in 26 states managing more than 44,000 homes.
Balfour Beatty Communities developed and manages 3,207 homes in the Fort Carson family homes community. More than 900 units were built between 2008-2018, but most of the units at Fort Carson were built between 1958 and 2003. In addition to outdated development, servicemembers and their families face maintenance issues due to industry shortages. In the 2022 U.S. Army Housing Survey, Fort Carson ranked lowest in tenant satisfaction for installations with privatized housing.
Last year, Congressman Lamborn visited Fort Carson to receive an in-depth briefing on the issues facing on base family housing, including plans to address maintenance shortage issues, maintenance logs, current and future construction. He also completed a walk-through of the ongoing demolition at Cherokee West and newly completed neighborhoods.
To watch Congressman Lamborn question the Secretary of the U.S. Army about the Fort Carson housing issues, click here.