Phase II of the Navy’s largest public/private venture to date includes the renovation and construction of 3,217 additional units of military family housing for Sailors and Marines in the San Diego region. Of these units, 464 new homes were built in the Gateway Village and Murphy Canyon neighborhoods.
Building Green at San Diego Family Housing – Phase II
The military family housing communities of San Diego Family Housing – Phase II offer connectivity between neighbors not seen before the privatization of military housing. Pedestrian-friendly streetscapes combined with home façades that focus on front porches rather than garages encourage interaction between neighbors. Planting strips separate sidewalks from the street, allowing residents to socialize in the walkable neighborhoods or visit one of the many open spaces or community features located no more than a five-minute walk from any home. Great care was taken during the construction process to reduce waste and re-use demolition materials where possible. Construction teams participated in debris recycling, including reuse of paving materials estimated at 200,000 tons, between the various sites. Other sustainable measures included enhanced building envelopes, energy efficiency, and potable water and wastewater conservation. The community was so pleased with these efforts that the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department recognized the Gateway Village project with the 2006 Waste Reduction and Diversion Recycler of the Year Award.