IPC celebrates milestone in initial development

| December 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Children play on an IPC tot lot – one of dozens constructed on IPC neighborhoods at six installations on Oahu. (Photo by Island Palm Communities)

Island Palm Communities
News Release

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — In just over a decade, Island Palm Communities (IPC), a 50-year partnership between the Army and developer Lendlease, completed the largest privatized housing development awarded by the Army with the completion of new homes in the Santa Fe community, here, earlier this year.

The project included the design and construction of 4,725 new homes and seven community centers, as well as the renovation of 2,516 legacy homes and dozens of community amenities across six Army installations on Oahu.

“Having the opportunity to work with local garrison leadership to transform on-base housing for the more than 7,000 families that live with us has truly been a great experience,” said Jerry Schmitz, IPC project director and general manager for Lendlease DOD Communities.

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Santa Fe Community shot – last new homes delivered completing the initial development. (Photo by Island Palm Communities)

The partnership was established in 2004 and the team has delivered an award-winning community. IPC has been recognized by national and local organizations in the public and private sectors for everything from the partnership’s business model to its success in developing a sustainable community.

“We’ve built a strong foundation and look forward to continuing to support our military families and (helping) meet the growing needs of our Army partner,” said Schmitz.

With the initial development completed, important out-year projects are being planned to maintain homes and community facilities. Much of the focus will be on legacy homes and neighborhoods, as well as some of the first communities that were delivered in the early years of the partnership.

“We’re working closely with the Army and garrison directorates to ensure we continue to provide quality homes and amenities for our service members and their families,” said Schmitz. “We’re also planning to expand our energy efficiency with increased renewable energy capabilities to help the garrison meet DOD-mandated energy goals and address the high cost of energy in Hawaii, which is among the highest in the nation.”

The initial goal in 2004 was to generate up to six megawatts of energy through renewable resources, but today the partnership has plans for a system capacity of up to 18 megawatts.

IPC is a model for sustainable development in both the public and private sectors. The following are some highlights from the first 13 years of the IPC partnership.

Project Start: 2004

Completion: 2054

Project Size
1,700 acres across seven installations on Oahu, Hawaii

Initial Development Scope
4,589 homes demolished
4,725 homes constructed
7 community centers constructed
2,516 homes renovated

Sustainable Initiatives
Photovoltaic systems with a capacity of
generating up to 18MW
Solar hot water
Energy Star-rated appliances
Energy-efficient home design and materials
Tree preservation program
LEED Certified Neighborhood
Construction material recycling program:
1,334,043 tons
Appliances, furniture salvaged and donated to nonprofit organizations
Restoration and rehabilitation of historic homes

Awards & Achievements
Best Places to Work in Hawaii, Hawaii Business Magazine, 2016, 2017
Project of the Year: Green Multi-Family Housing, October 2011
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Partnership
Award, Association of Defense Communities, July 2011
Developer of the Year, NAIOP Hawaii Chapter, 2011
2009 Most Innovative Community Project of the Year Association of Defense Communities
2008 Green Project of the Year, Multi-family Executive
2008 Military Project of the Year, Multi-Family Executive
2007 Private Sector Catalyst Association of Defense Communities
2007 Best in Category for Zero Incident Rate – General Contractors Association of Hawaii
2005 North American Public-Private
Partnership Deal of the Year – Project Finance Magazine
2005 Golden Hibiscus Award – The Outdoor Circle

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Photo of new community center – one of six designed and constructed. Features movie theatre, multi-purpose room with full kitchen, fitness facility, basketball courts, tot lots. (Photo by Island Palm Communities)


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