Groundbreaking is set to begin next month on the building of 11 model homes and the first phase of the 1,400-home project off Reservation Road. Jim Fletcher, Chief Operating Officer of UCP, the developer of East Garrison, says, “We believe the market is there. We see momentum building. We believe in Monterey County and East Garrison and this project. This is the first high-end production housing (locally) in a long time.”
East Garrison is one of the few new housing developments in the local area, and Monterey County Supervisor Dave Potter has played a key role in overseeing the redevelopment of Fort Ord. In a recent article by The Herald, Potter stated he was thrilled that East Garrison’s first homes were on their way and that, “this is the first project out of the chute since the recession […] These guys will test the market and answer the question: Is the recession over and is the housing market coming back?”
The first phase of building has designed and planned for 441 new market-rate homes, neighborhood parks, preserved open space, a community park and the beginnings of new town center. The following two building phases are expected to produce another 959 housing units, an arts district composed of historic Army buildings, a completed town center with shops, a fire station, library and numerous parks.
To read more about the development of East Garrison and the complete article from The Herald, click here.