The development of the Beachwood Neighborhood was the first of its kind in the United States. Fort Lewis, located southwest of Tacoma, Washington, was granted government money to enhance all twelve of its existing neighborhoods with the goal to increase the quality of living on post. This includes renovating existing housing, providing new housing, and building new community centers and parks. The objective is to build a series of cohesive, interconnected residential communities, creating places of character that incorporate qualities of existing historic neighborhoods, as well as the surrounding forested environment. The project had gone through a comprehensive concept plan for renovating and building new neighborhoods for army families. As project manager for the new Beachwood Neighborhood, the first of the twelve neighborhoods, I developed site plans, landscape plans, and oversaw the clearing work within the forested site. This phase included the development of 191 new housing units, improvements to 32 existing housing units, and two community parks. The first neighborhood also starts the creation of community guidelines for the design of streets, parks, and residential landscape to be applied for future neighborhood re-developments.