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New Commissary and Navy Exchange Groundbreaking at Naval Support Activity Annapolis
Posted on: January 28, 2013 08:00 EST
Press Release #: 008-13
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at Naval Support Activity Annapolis Friday, Feb. 1, at 1 p.m. for the new commissary and Navy Exchange complex to be built across from the current facility on Kinkaid Road. Construction will begin in February with completion tentatively scheduled for mid-2014.
The project will increase the size of the commissary from 25,800 square feet to approximately 51,500 square feet and the size of the Navy Exchange from 37,200 square feet to approximately 98,500 square feet. The new complex will include an outdoor garden area, a barber shop, a beauty shop, an optical store, a jewelry store and a food court in addition to areas for administration, operational support, and staging and receiving.
KBE Building Corporation of Farmington, Conn., was selected in August 2012 as the general contractor for the $27.2 million project, which is required to be LEED Silver certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Commissaries and exchanges are open to active duty military members, retirees and their families. They are a core military family support element and a valued part of military pay and benefits. Commissaries and exchanges contribute to family readiness, enhance the quality of life for America’s military and their families, and help recruit and retain the best and brightest men and women to serve their country.