Corvias to Begin $15.8M Renovation of Military Housing Development at Fort Polk, Louisiana
FORT POLK, LA. — Corvias will begin a $15.8 million renovation of military housing at Fort Polk, a U.S. Army installation in Louisiana’s Vernon Parish. The renovations will include upgrading the facades, gutters, paint and roofs of 1,146 homes and three miles of roadways on the base. Corvias expects to begin construction this month with completion slated for 2021. The renovation project uses remaining basic allowance of housing (BAH) funds accumulated over previous years that are now being reinvested back into Fort Polk housing. Corvias and the U.S. Army have a 50-year partnership through the Military Housing Privatization Initiative (MHPI), which leverages private-sector capital to expand and modernize housing. Corvias has 13 installations throughout the country. In addition, Corvias will soon complete the final phase of a $34 million geothermal project including the installation of more than 2,400 geothermal heat pumps and upgrades across the installation, which are estimated to save the Army more than $1 million annually in energy saving.