Privatization provides quality housing, maintenance

PETERSON AFB, Colo. -- In July, base housing will transition to privatized family housing to bring 708 new homes, a new community center and a new maintenance facility to Peterson. 

This change allows us to provide quality housing and maintenance at a level we've not been able to achieve for several years and promises to improve beyond what our projected funding would afford us in years to come. 

The six year plan, from 2007 to 2013, will renovate and build houses to a modern standard, with improved amenities, and responsive customer service. 

Our goal is to accelerate our ability to provide Airmen access to safe, quality, affordable, well-maintained housing in a community where they will choose to live. 

We are working hard with the property owner to design the housing privatization contract so it maximizes the quality of life for every Airman and makes it an attractive alternative to other commercial properties. 

The 21st Space Wing's leadership and our project owner are committed to building a better quality of life for you and your families. Even under new ownership, the strong heritage of a military community will be preserved and strengthened with added amenities. 

As a current base resident, I am excited about this change and see it as a win-win for all of us. This transition is the best way to provide the facilities and amenities you so rightly deserve. 

This is one more step towards the second element of our mission "...providing unsurpassed installation support and protection..." 

The next Town Hall Meeting is 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 9 in the base auditorium - I challenge each housing resident to attend the meeting and address any questions or concerns.