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Fort Monroe authority approves reuse plan, $1.8M budget
July 1, 2008
HAMPTON - The board that governs Fort Monroe's future after the Army leaves in 2011 unanimously approved its annual budget on Monday and a reuse plan that calls for a mix of retail, residential and office space.
"Approval of the reuse plan sets the framework but this is not the end of planning," Fort Monroe Federal Area Development Authority Executive Director Bill Armbruster said.
In the next year, the authority will figure out the details necessary to implement the reuse plan. The authority will look carefully at real-estate factors, engineering and economics, and will develop design guidelines to protect historic buildings while allowing from some adaptive reuse.
The historic 570-acre post on the Chesapeake Bay will be vacated in September 2011 as part of the Pentagon's effort to reorganize the military and make it more efficient. The authority is working on ways to adapt about 170 military buildings for new purposes. The buildings are protected under the National Historic Landmark Preservation Act.
The authority also approved its $1.89 million budget on Monday.