The Villages at Belvoir has launched new construction and a new website to keep residents up to date with the changes. The new website, www.villagesatbelvoirprogress.com, details current and upcoming improvements at three Villages: Dogue Creek, Woodlawn Village and Cedar Grove.
“Our team’s intent with the new engagement platform is to streamline communication to families,” said Alex Rhoads, development executive, Fort Belvoir Residential Communities. “We tried to put ourselves in a resident’s shoes and proactively answer questions they may have.”
The Villages at Belvoir is in the process of demolishing 68 two-bedrooms units in Dogue Creek Village and replacing them with 41 brand new townhomes. The development, approved by the Army months ago, reflects more than five years of planning and coordination with the installation.
The website notes this latest development will further the vision set in the Fort Belvoir Master Plan, replacing units developed by the Army in the 1950’s as part of the 270-home neighborhood. The new Dogue Creek homes are designed to match the look and feel of the other redeveloped villages at Fort Belvoir. This new development includes six handicapped-accessible one-story homes.
Demolition of the buildings will continue on a rolling basis, as each building is cleared and utility connections have been severed. Project completion is scheduled for April 2022.
Woodlawn Village was developed by the Army in 1980, and was targeted for significant upgrades following RCI privatized housing in 2003. This included major renovations of the previously built 444 homes including conversion of 200 existing two-bedroom homes into 100 five-bedroom homes, offering much-needed housing for larger families at Fort Belvoir. That renovation also resulted in two new homes for wounded warriors, new playgrounds and the largest neighborhood center in the Villages at Belvoir.
The construction will involve five new, four-bedroom homes, as well as sitework for an additional 19 homes, which will finish lot development now to expedite the timeline to build more accessible homes in the future.
Substantial construction should begin in April, when crews will begin clearing and grading the new home sites. Project completion is slated for Spring 2022.
According to the website, what used to be the parking lot of the old hospital will be repurposed as housing in Cedar Grove. Six new duplexes with spacious front porches, two-car garages and fenced backyards will be constructed to match the character of the other homes in the village. The six new duplexes will provide quality housing to six officer families on the waitlist or new families relocating to the installation.
Site preparation is already underway and fenced, with neighborhood exits now diverted to Farrell Road and Troth Way. Project completion in Cedar Grove is slated for October 2021.