Fort Rucker officials allowed News 4 cameras on post Tuesday, for a tour of one of their newly renovated homes. The renovations are part of a $150-million dollar project that will take about eight years to complete.
For those living on the post, this is a project that is long overdue.
Moist of the homes provided to military families are duplexes that were built in the 1950's and are in desperate need of updating.
So, Picerne Military Housing is stepping in, making changes from the inside out.
Once stripped, each home is divided by 12-feet, making room for two single-family homes.
One of the most obvious changes you'll see while driving through the post is that each floor plan is different and you'll no longer see the same home side by side.
Then, once inside, families will notice a number of added amenities and improvements.
The square-footage of the homes have been increased, with an added master bedroom suite.
The homes are also rebuilt with updated electric, carpeting, an open kitchen and an enclosed garage.
Families will begin moving in as early as this month.
Picerne Military Housing is also building homes on the post.
The first foundation is being poured this week.
For more information and an in-depth look at the housing project, join us next week for Erika's special series.
It will feature Picerne's partnership with the community funding for this project and the future outlook of Fort Rucker.