G.I. Mixed Use

This article looks at Fort Belvoir, the mixed use military base.

"At Fort Belvoir's new Village Center, the new-urbanist style of community planning has resulted in the first mixed retail-residential space on a Defense Department property."

"'We're sitting in a Starbucks on a military base,' Don Dees, Fort Belvoir's chief of plans and policy information, said during an interview at the coffee shop. 'Wrap your head around that, then think that above us is a three-bedroom townhouse.'"

"There are 25 townhouses over street-level retail spaces that include a barber shop, a spa, dry cleaners, a food market and a rental furniture store."

Full Story: Housing That Ranks High at Fort Belvoir

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