When you want to build your own fort, just call Fort Hamilton
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You don’t have to be a veteran to build a fort.
And for some of the younger generations, building one isn’t such a chore after all.
In fact, there’s a good chance you’re just looking for something to do with your kids while they’re at school.
But the Fort Hamilton, Ohio, neighborhood, which has a reputation for its beautiful architecture and historic buildings, has a different vision for its young residents.
The neighborhood’s chief architect, Robert Hamilton, said he’s excited about the idea of building a new fort, but he also thinks the neighborhood will eventually grow as more people want to live in it.
“I think there’s always going to be people who want to come here and live and play, but also people who are looking for a different kind of community, a different way of life, a better life,” Hamilton said.
“It’s a very different environment, it’s not a typical suburban or suburban town,” he added.
“We are looking at what we want our future to be.
We are looking forward to the day when our children will be able to walk down the street and go to the grocery store.”
And that’s where Fort Hamilton is headed.
The Fort Hamilton community board has approved the $20 million plan to turn the old Fort Hamilton building into a home for residents aged 16-35.
The project will begin construction in late 2018 and the first homes will be built in 2019.
The project will also include a 1,000-square-foot indoor playground, a restaurant, an outdoor play area, a gymnasium, an indoor library, and a rooftop pool.
The community board is also expected to vote on a $10 million loan guarantee from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.
The original Fort Hamilton was built in 1864 and is now home to the National Guard.
Hamilton said the neighborhood has grown so much that it could eventually be incorporated into another community.
“A lot of people, we are a small, rural area,” Hamilton explained.
“When you come here, we have a lot of different cultures, a lot more people from the south, a little bit more people than what we have in Fort Hamilton.”
But even though Hamilton and other residents are excited about building the new Fort Hamilton home, they don’t plan to move.
“There’s a lot to be done here, a whole lot of things that need to be changed, and I think people can live here, and they’ll be happy,” Hamilton added.
For the Fort, the future is bright.
“Our goal is to have people come and live here.
We’re excited to have more people coming, to come to our community,” Hamilton told WKYC-TV.
“But it will take time.
It will take some time to make it a community, and to have a thriving community.”
You don’t have to be a veteran to build a fort.And for some of the younger generations, building one isn’t…