The Naples Improvement Initiative (NII) is the largest quality-of-life improvement project in Europe. This 700 million-dollar project will affect virtually every military command, all military members and their families, and DOD civilians in the greater Naples area. The project began after the Naval Support Activity, located in Agnano, was shaken by a sizeable seismic event. The base infrastructure was damaged and it was decided that the Navy community in Naples was in desperate need of new facilities. After years of deliberation, the decision was made to build a support site, consisting of housing, schools and all aspects of community support, in the town of Gricignano, about 15 miles north of Capodichino.

In February 1996 construction commenced in Gricignano, the location of the Support Site. This lease program is being implemented in four phases. The first increment includes an elementary school, a high school, and 864 housing units. The new housing units have many amenities of stateside living with 110-volt electrical current, potable, water, central heating and air conditioning, and full size appliances, including dishwashers. All of the 876 available housing units were finished in the summer of 2001. .....
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