Monday, February 2, 2009
New housing going up at Naval Base San Diego is set to give sailors a sort of spa treatment between tough stints at sea.
The $322 million high-rise housing project known as Pacific Beacon resembles a resort hotel.
The four 18-story towers being erected on the base's former golf course feature private rooms with bay-front views, fitness rooms, and rooftop swimming pools.
The Navy says the project is intended to boost reenlistment rates, to offset the difficulties of long deployments and to entice sailors to live on the base rather than seek outside apartments.
Two single, same-sex sailors per unit are asked to sign six-month leases at rates that are set below the monthly Navy housing allowance.