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June Master Plan Public Meeting

FORT MONROE AUTHORITY HOSTS SECOND MASTER PLAN PUBLIC MEETING

Open House Format with Short Introductory Presentation at 3 p.m. and again at 6 p.m.

FORT MONROE, VA – The Fort Monroe Authority continues its Master Land Planning process with a second public meeting on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Building 75 located at 110 Pratt Street.  The format will be Open House where citizens can come any time between 3:00 and 8:00 to view static displays.  A short introductory presentation will be conducted at 3 p.m. and repeated at 6 p.m.

“We remain committed to having this as a very open and transparent process to the public,” says Glenn Oder, Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority.  “We want our citizens to give us their input about the direction and future of Fort Monroe”, adds Oder.

Sasaki Associates, Inc., the consultant hired to provide Master Land Planning and Real Estate Advisory Services to the Authority, will lead the presentation.  The presentation will summarize citizen input to-date and provide an overview of the ongoing market, cultural programming, engineering, and land use analyses.  The full planning team will be available to address citizens’ questions and concerns.

“The master plan and implementation strategy will preserve the historic property, tell the extraordinary Fort Monroe story through enhanced cultural programming, public events, and historic programs, and propose new facilities such as a visitor center to enhance public awareness and increase visitation, and identify economically viable reuse opportunities for the historic buildings and property”, says Fred Merrill, Sasaki Principal in Charge for the project.

For more information, contact Phyllis Terrell, 757-251-2754 or PTerrell@fmauthority.com.

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