- Due to the success of Privatization in Family Housing and to help achieve Homeport Ashore goals; recently, Congress authorized the DoN to undertake up to 3 pilot projects for the privatization of unaccompanied housing.
- Under this pilot unaccompanied housing privatization authority, a mechanism was put in place to pay BAH to unaccompanied E1-E3 shipboard sailors residing in PPV housing.
Precepts for Unaccompanied Housing Privatization
- Market Style Units (reflect what is available out in town)
- Located on severable location(s)
- Allows secondary use should DoN requirements change in future
- Service member choice
- Referred, not assigned
- Day-to-day operation run by private sector, not DoN
- Pilot project at appropriate scale
San Diego UHP
- Exclusive negotiations of the first pilot project to be located at 32nd Street (or possibly ASW)
- Clark Naval Communities (Clark and Pinnacle)
- Includes privatizing Palmer Hall (258 2BR units)
- Constructing 941 two-bedroom apartments in 3 buildings
- 960 NSF/unit (average)
- 10,000 square foot Fitness Pavilion
- 3,000 square foot clubhouse
- 31,000 square feet of additional indoor amenities (Some examples include WiFi lounges, media rooms, technology resource centers, etc.)
- 2 swimming pools
Rendering images of San Diego UHP
The Department of the Navy (DoN) has selected the development firm of California Naval Communities, LLC, to participate in exclusive negotiations for a unique and innovative Public/Private Venture that will provide affordable and quality housing for unaccompanied military members in the San Diego area. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest is managing the exclusive negotiations for this project.