Stewardship of Nature and History
One of our foundational missions is to protect, preserve, and enhance the resources in the Fort Monroe National Historic Landmark district. In 2014, significant progress was made toward those goals, with the FMA overseeing the planning, design, review, and construction management of many construction projects during the course of the year. These 75 projects include repairing or replacing the roofing, gutters, and pipes on buildings and painting them. We have already begun much-needed improvements to our infrastructure, including the first phase of sewer rehabilitation, pump station upgrades, water main repairs, and fire hydrant replacements. We are making Fort Monroe a pedestrian-friendly environment by installing new traffic signs and access ramps.
The Fort Monroe Authority also adopted the 2015 Capital Improvements Plan that will support the renovation, rehabilitation, repair, and maintenance of residential and non-residential structures.
We are also nearing the completion of the Fort Monroe Historic Preservation Manual and Design Standards. This manual will help preserve the integrity of the appearance of this community and serve as a guide for future renovation and construction projects.
Awareness and promotion are keys to public appreciation of heritage assets. The FMA proudly hosted the concluding day of the 29th Annual Virginia Preservation Conference, which included plenary remarks from the Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources.