Construction is expected to begin this month on a $72 million, 14-building apartment complex at Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County. The complex, which is being built by Picerne Military Housing and will be called Reece Crossings, should be completed by the end of next year.

It is intended for unaccompanied, junior service members from all branches of the military, according to a statement this week from Corvias Group, the parent company of Picerne Military Housing.


"These apartments are not something we could build on our own with our dwindling resources," said Col. Edward C. Rothstein, garrison commander at Fort Meade, in the statement. The apartment complex is being built at no cost to the government in a public-private partnership, Corvias said.

"Through our partnership with Picerne, we will be able to deliver… our single service members the high-quality homes they deserve," Rothstein said.

Reece Crossings will offer 432 one- and two-bedroom, furnished apartments. All apartments will be between 1,100 and 1,200 square feet, Corvias said, and there will be a total of 816 beds.

Residents will have access to outdoor and indoor recreation/workout facilities, a clubhouse with TVs and games, and space for grilling outside.

"We are excited to not only bring better living conditions to these young men and women, but also help solve the financial challenges that have restricted Fort Meade's ability to provide new housing construction and maintenance," said Michael Steiner, managing director of Picerne Military Housing, in Corvias' statement.

"Reece Crossings is a barracks in name only," he said. "And that is good news for the recruitment and retention of younger service members."

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