New Condos Built to Boost Morale for Sailors

For years the San Diego Naval Station was home to a par 3 golf course as part of the Morale, Welfare and Recreation services on base. Then the Navy decided to turn that parcel of land into a four-tower $300+ million dollar barracks developed for personnel in the Navy. The accommodations are designed to offer more privacy than the berthing compartments on board ships, while at the same time not emptying the sailor’s wallet on rent and utilities.

About Pacific Beacon

Developed by Clark Realty Capital in partnership with the Department of the Navy, Pacific Beacon sets the standard for unaccompanied personnel housing (UPH) as the first large-scale privatization of its kind in the nation. The project will not only serve as a striking addition to the San Diego skyline, but will also be a significant improvement to the lifestyle of single enlisted sailors stationed in San Diego.

The two key points about these new barracks make it a simple choice for sailors:

1. The barracks are owned and operated by a commercial company with no ties to the US Navy. That means no inspections and no one coming into your ‘house’ and digging through your bleongings.

2. The rent for these new barracks is considerably lower than the received allowance for housing or BAH. Typically in one of the area government housing sites, rent is the full BAH amount received by the servicemember. The Pacfic Beacon rent comes in at $950 – $1200 and each unit is a double master bedroom floor plan with full ammenities.

The only drawback I see is with the current operational tempo of the Navy with deployments and work-ups, how often will the sailors living in these barracks actually get to live their lives there?

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