FORT RILEY — One of Fort Riley’s historic buildings has a bright future ahead of it.
Thursday morning, Fort Riley and Corvias Military Living officials cut the ribbon on the new Historic Main Post Office and Leasing Center, located inside Carr Hall on Barry Avenue.
The building will hold all of Corvias’ leasing operations for Fort Riley.
“This will be the central hub for families looking for quarters,” Corvias Business Director Jim Champagne said.
Not only will it be the central hub, but it will also serve as a breathtaking welcome to Fort Riley.
“New families’ first experiences will be to get to come to this historic building,” Col. John Lawrence, Fort Riley garrison commander.
Carr Hall was built in 1897-1902, and was renovated in 1955 and 1999. The 15,000 square-foot facility now includes multi-purpose rooms with fully-equipped kitchens; a club room with televisions; a WiFi lounge; playrooms for children; and a full-service fitness center. The interior was completely remodeled, now containing state-of-the-art mechanical systems, HVAC and plumbing, as well as new interior finishes, furnishings and upgraded bathrooms.
Champagne said the interior theme “celebrates the history of Carr Hall.”
It also includes five hospitality suites that are intended for residents who need temporary quarters. These suites are two-bedroom units with a kitchen, living room, and Jack and Jill bathroom.
The facility is the fifth Community Center on Fort Riley, joining those in Colyer Forsyth, Ellis Heights, McClellan Place and Warner Peterson. It’s expected to open after Jan. 1, 2017.