SEE RESIDENTIAL HOUSING AVAILABLE NOW
Army transfers homes to Monroe Authority
By David Macaulay
Houses built between 1906-1911 available for lease on historic post
HAMPTON ó Almost 30 historic homes at Fort Monroe were transferred from the Army to the Fort Monroe Authority Tuesday.
The move comes in advance of the Army's Sept. 15 transfer of the historic post to the state.
The Fort Monroe Authority announced the first steps of its Reuse Plan are underway the early transfer of historic properties in the Fort Monroe National Historic Landmark District when it started leasing 27 units of historic family housing units from the U.S. Army.
"These Colonial Revival duplexes were built between 1906 and 1911 to accommodate officers coming to the Coastal Artillery School. Designed from Quartermasters General's plans they are located near the Historic Chamberlin, with views of the marina and water," the FMA said in a press release
"The family housing of one- and two-bedroom units will be available to military personnel for move in on or near Feb. 7."
Divaris Real Estate Inc. and Frye Properties Inc. provides leasing, management and advisory services to the authority in a joint venture called Old Point Comfort Real Estate Services LLC..
It has a preferential leasing program designed to encourage military families to remain in their homes after the post transfers to the commonwealth.
The company currently manages the 118-unit Monroe Apartments for the authority. The complex has a limited number of apartments available.
"There are a total of 292 units of historic housing at Fort Monroe, and this action places about half of them under Fort Monroe Authority's management," the authority announced.
The balance of the Fort Monroe Army family historic housing inventory is expected to transfer to the Authority on Aug. 1 Officials anticipate that the majority of the remaining units will be leased by the military residents currently residing in them.
"We are excited about taking over these outstanding residential units in advance of the post transfer," said Bill Armbruster, the authority's executive director. "It expresses the high level of cooperation we enjoy with the U.S. Army toward the shared goal of a smooth transition."
David Macaulay, 247-7838, firstname.lastname@example.org