Accession Number:

ADA222644

Title:

Better Housing Now: Public-Private Venture Housing at Big Bend National Park, Texas

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT INST ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1990-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

79.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the National Parks Service NPS employee housing program. Because of inadequate maintenance and construction funding, the inventory is deteriorating steadily. An estimated 270 million is needed to replace or repair the existing housing. Those funds are not expected to be available, so Public-Private Ventures PPVs are being explored as an alternative. This report evaluates the feasibility of PPV leases through which employee housing might be provided at the Big Bend National Park in Southwest Texas. Due to the extreme isolation of the park, leases without guarantees proved impractical. The study finds that due to the limited value of the land and the absence of a local economy, a subsidized lease is the only feasible form of financing. Six methods of achieving this goal are examined. The report concludes that a PPV will be feasible at Big Bend National Park and no more expensive than traditional direct appropriation construction. Appendix A provides a draft of the necessary legislation language for providing the NPS with PPV authority. Appendix B provides a draft proposal solicitation document detailing the recommended terms and conditions of a PPV at Big Bend National Park. The report should be read in conjunction with LMIs report DI901R2 which presents the cost model used to evaluate the feasibility of the alternatives. eg

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE