A new state-of-the-art Reserve Center has reached completion in Mattydale, New York. The 68,836 square-foot training facility is being turned over to the 99th Readiness Division in support of the 14 Army Reserve Units which are assigned to the facility.
The training center features offices, classrooms, an assembly area, physical fitness space, storage area and a weapons simulator room. Additionally, the Corps constructed a 15,129 square foot vehicle maintenance shop and a storage building on site.
The project was designed in-house by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District and the construction efforts were executed by the USACE New York District. “The 99th Readiness Division was very pleased with the design of this facility,” said Mike Higgins, project manager for the Louisville District. “It’s a great looking facility, energy efficient, and the floor plan flows very well for the Soldiers.” The Louisville District, who is the program manager for constructing all Army Reserve Centers across the United States, delivered this facility under budget allowing the U.S. Army Reserve to save $1.4 million.
“The project delivery team consisting of the Army Reserves (ARIMD and 99th RD), Louisville District design team and New York District construction team, communicated very well and resolved issues in a very timely fashion to keep the project on track for a successful turnover,” said HIggins.
The Army Reserves plan to move into this new facility in 2018.