The project will begin with an initial development period, whichwill include the design, construction, renovation, management,maintenance and operational responsibilities for the 2,435 housingunits. According to Nestor, 800 new homes will be built, 822 willreceive major renovations, 806 will include medium renovations andthe rest will receive minor renovations.

Ron Nestor, the Balfour Beatty Communities senior vice presidentin charge of the Air Force portfolio, tells "Ourmilitary men, women, children and families deserve quality housing,and I think that we can all agree that for years they weren'tgetting it." He continues that "with these contracts, the firstfive to seven years are of initial development, but these are50-year contracts. Afterwards we also manage them."

Nestor says that "our renovations run the gamut. In many caseswe demolish entire neighborhoods. Sometimes we do major, minor ormedium levels of renovations. This doesn't just include houses, butinfrastructure, playgrounds, community centers, pools and soon."

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