Project Description

 

A Major Step into the Future


During the FMA’s first full year as managers of 312 acres of land on the property, we became responsible for the management of 176 historic housing units and approximately 1.2 million square feet of commercial space.

The transfer of the property was the most significant accomplishment at Fort Monroe in 2014. During the FMA’s first full year as managers of 312 acres of land on the property, we became responsible for the management of 176 historic housing units and approximately 1.2 million square feet of commercial space. The Army and the FMA maintain the utility systems, building maintenance, and security on the properties they respectively control.

Planning for the future is also an important part of the mission for the FMA. In partnership with the Fort Monroe Foundation, the FMA decided to employ a team of landscape architects, engineers, and architects to plan and program approximately seven miles of waterfront at Fort Monroe. The team of designers, led by WPL Site Design, will begin the design process in 2015.

The Fort Monroe Foundation completed a successful year of fundraising in 2014 and provided significant support to the special events at Fort Monroe. Corporate sponsors provided the resources for concerts in Continental Park and a Fourth of July fireworks display from the top of the fort’s ramparts. Naming rights sponsors provided the resources to cover the expenses associated with new exhibits in the Casemate Museum, a ghost walk program inside the fortress, and production costs associated with the Mistletoe Home Tours. The combined attendance at all of these events exceeded 30,000 visitors. The foundation also received two restricted donations of $50,000 each to pay for the conceptual master plan for the Fort Monroe Waterfront Park. This design project will provide the basis for future capital campaigns associated with improvements to the shoreline and public spaces along the Fort Monroe waterfront.

“During the FMA’s first full year as managers of 312 acres of land on the property, we became responsible for the management of 176 historic housing units and approximately 1.2 million square feet of commercial space.”