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Camp Pinchot Historic District Adaptive Reuse Study

Camp Pinchot
In 2005, Hardlines Design Company (HDC) performed a high-profile study at Camp Pinchot under contract to the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence to support the Air Force’s largest housing privatization project. The Camp Pinchot Historic District consisted of multiple buildings on 15 acres originally constructed by newly-formed Forest Service. The buildings were transferred to the Air Force during World War II and occupied as family housing. This study considered various alternatives to demolition, including adaptive reuse, mothballing, and rehabilitation with additions to meet current housing standards. HDC interviewed representatives from the base, State Historic Preservation Office, National Trust for Historic Preservation, National Park Service, Air Force Materiel Command, and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation in an attempt to achieve consensus.