A public-private partnership with the U.S. Army, The Villages at Fort Irwin includes 807 single-family homes and 200 apartments across four different neighborhoods for soldiers and their families. Homes feature a spacious great room, upgraded kitchen, at least three large bedrooms, generous interior storage space, and a two-car garage. New neighborhoods at Fort Irwin also include amenities like parks, tot lots, playgrounds, tennis courts, and basketball courts. The 200 senior unaccompanied housing apartments were constructed as part of the Irwin Town Center, a mixed-use urban village with 26,000 square feet of retail.
In the volatile desert environment, The Villages at Fort Irwin is designed to endure a wide range of temperatures. To meet EnergyStar® requirements, exterior walls consist of 2x6 framing and R19 fiberglass insulation. Ceilings feature R38 fiberglass insulation and have solar-powered attic ventilation to keep temperatures down. The windows have increased R values and coatings and, on south-facing walls, have aluminum Bermuda shutters for more shade. The landscaping consists of native drought-resistant plants with drip irrigation and rock mulch to minimize evaporation. The team recycled wood products, landscaping, plumbing fixtures, pipes, play structures, concrete, and asphalt. The concrete and asphalt were recycled into Class II Base rock for use on current and future projects on base.