R9 GSA transfers Lukeville residences to CBP

Supports CBP’s mission by streamlining facility management and operations 

By: Javier Fernandez 

Diana Schlumpf, GSA San Diego Service Center Director, is shaking hands with a member of CBP.  The American Flag hangs just behind Diana.
Diana Schlumpf, GSA Region 9 San Diego Service Center Director shakes hands with Chris Colacicco, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mission Support Facilities Division Director at the housing transfer ceremony.

On January 25, GSA joined senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials to celebrate the transfer of a GSA-owned housing facility in Lukeville, Arizona. Situated on 3.6 acres, the 13 housing units will now be entirely owned, managed, and operated by CBP’s Mission Support Facilities Division, Office of Facilities and Asset Management. The successful property transfer of the Lukeville housing facility underscores GSA and CBP’s collaborative relationship and commitment to assisting our partners at CBP in meeting their essential mission while delivering the best value to the American taxpayer. 

GSA originally built the three-bedroom, one-bath homes in the 1970s to provide housing for CBP officers working at the Lukeville Land Port of Entry near the picturesque Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Due to its remote location, the facility is isolated from municipal water and sewer services. It is a self-sufficient, independent community with its own water well, onsite sewage treatment plant, and trash disposal program. CBP ownership will allow CBP to manage housing operations in alignment with its unique operational needs and best serve CBP officers.

“Managing residences is very different from the management of our LPOEs. GSA has been actively working with CBP Mission Support on developing a plan for meeting the needs of the officers here and better serving their housing needs,” said Diana Schlumpf, GSA Public Buildings Service San Diego Service Center Director. “We are confident this change will allow CBP to better serve the men and women who protect the nation here in Lukeville and maintain the environment needed to allow CBP to meet its broader mission.”