Warehouses going up at Humphreys
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea — Work crews will demolish so many buildings at Camp Humphreys in the next two years that two temporary warehouses will be constructed to store property from those buildings, the post’s chief planner said.
They may need to build still more “swing space” warehouses in the future, said Todd Dirmeyer, chief of the master planning division at the U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys.
Humphreys, in Pyeongtaek, will triple in size in coming years to become the flagship installation of the U.S. military in South Korea and home to the bulk of U.S. forces on the peninsula.
A total of 321 buildings — nearly three-fourths of those currently standing inside Camp Humphreys — will come down over the next two years to make room for new construction, including warehouses where the garrison stores equipment and supplies, said Lori Yerdon, the garrison’s interim public affairs officer.
“As the buildings are coming down, we need a place to put that equipment, and these structures will allow us to do that,” Yerdon said.
Work has begun on two warehouses, both to be finished by June, Dirmeyer said. They’re going up parallel to Perimeter Road and just a few blocks from the post chapel.
Each will be about two stories high and provide about 20,000 square feet. The projected cost for both totals $1.2 million.