Cannon housing deal going into effect Aug. 1

A deal plagued by delays between the Air Force and a civilian contractor to privatize housing at Cannon Air Force Base will go into effect Aug. 1, according to a press release from three members of New Mexico’s Congressional delegation.

Under the plan, Balfour Beatty Communities will renovate 361 homes, demolish 402 homes and construct 677 new homes within three-and-a-half years.

In addition, among other amenities, BBC will build a community center, tennis courts, volleyball courts, picnic areas, walking paths and other recreational facilities throughout the housing area.

The Cannon deal is part of a six-base Northern Group housing privatization project.

“This project fills a critically important need at Cannon Air Force Base, and I’m very glad to see it move forward,” U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-NM, said. “The mission at Cannon is important for our national security, and as the base has grown, the need for increased housing has grown with it. This investment will go a long way toward reinforcing that Cannon is a great place to serve for airmen and their families and should be for years to come.”

According to a story on Cannon’s website, residents will be required to sign a lease agreement with Balfour Beatty Communities by July 31.

— Staff report

 

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