Fort Monroe Reuse Plan
Spanning 570 acres, Fort Monroe is located in Hampton, VA on Old Point Comfort where the Hampton Roads Harbor and Chesapeake Bay meet. Established as a U.S. Army installation in 1819, this National Historic Landmark District contains a diverse collection of buildings, structures, and landscapes rich in military and American history. Fort Monroe will be closed as a military facility in 2011 pursuant to the recommendations of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC), and much of the land will revert to the Commonwealth of Virginia. After the Army leaves the post, every effort will be made to retain and maintain the special qualities of this incredible place. The Fort Monroe Reuse Plan is an important first step towards promoting the proper preservation, reuse, and future evolution of this priceless historic treasure. The plan was created by Dover, Kohl & Partners, with the assistance of Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas, H. Blount Hunter, Zimmerman/Volk Associates, Kimley-Horn & Associates, and Matrix Environmental Services.