A new housing complex at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, includes three new play areas, two of which have been designed for children ages 2 to 5, and underground parking. (Jazzmin Spain/Stars and Stripes)

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A soldier and his family were on hand Friday to help cut the ribbon for one of three new apartment towers soon to open at the army’s largest overseas base.

sergeant. Daniel Banda, of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, his wife and teenage daughter are expected to be the first to move into one of the tower’s 72 apartments. In total, the three buildings can accommodate 216 families.

“Schools and stewardship are close, and I can get to work 3 minutes by car, so everything is convenient in addition to the brand new neighborhoods,” Banda said at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The 12-story towers have been under construction since 2017. Together they will offer 114 three-bedroom units, 54 four-bedroom units and 18 five-bedroom units.

The ribbon is cut on the first of three new apartment towers soon to open at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Friday, May 13, 2022.

The ribbon is cut on the first of three new apartment towers soon to open at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Friday, May 13, 2022. (Jazzmin Spain/Stars and Stripes)

Three new apartment towers at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, will provide 114 three-bedroom units, 54 four-bedroom units and 18 five-bedroom units.

Three new apartment towers at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, will provide 114 three-bedroom units, 54 four-bedroom units and 18 five-bedroom units. (Jazzmin Spain/Stars and Stripes)

Five percent of units will be ADA-adaptable or accessible, according to the Army.

There are also three new play areas – two of which are designed for children aged 2 to 5 – and a common underground car park.

Three other towers are under construction nearby and are expected to be completed next year.

“These new facilities provide a better quality of life for new families arriving,” said Col. Seth Graves, Garrison Commander, during the ceremony. “When all is done, approximately 40% of our command-sponsored families will be living at Camp Humphreys.”

Agencies involved in the project include the US Army Corps of Engineers Far East District, which designed the facilities, and Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd.

The project was funded by the South Korean government. The total cost was not available on Friday.