Fort Riley Community Housing master plan is a redesign of existing family housing areas. The work began in 2008 under the Residential Communities Initiative (RCI) of the US Army. The project objectives required expansion of the existing housing areas, improvement of the existing neighborhood plans and design of new single family and duplex homes. A considerable portion of the master plan is built out, with construction still in progress.
The major housing areas include the Warner / Peterson neighborhood, of 1960s era homes, and the Forsyth neighborhood, a former WWII “tent city.” In both instances, existing infrastructure was preserved where possible. Each neighborhood framework features short, walkable, pedestrian oriented blocks with trails and sidewalks that connect homes to green space. A neighborhood center was sited for each cluster of 400 to 600 residents, with convenient access to community amenities.
The Warner / Peterson neighborhood will primarily involve renovations with infill housing. The Forsyth neighborhood home construction is phased and occupied as homes are built. The home designs provide 3 and 4 bedrooms, family room, living room, dining and large kitchen with breakfast area. The architecture takes inspiration from the historic buildings of Fort Riley and vernacular Kansas building traditions.
Client: Corvias Military Life (formerly Picerne Military Housing)
Location: Fort Riley, Kansas
Note: this work performed at Cooper Carry, Inc.