Fort Monroe

Fort Monroe Land Use Plan



The City of Hampton is currently proposing to amend the Hampton Community Plan (2006, as amended) to recognize the changes in use and ownership that are occurring and expected at Fort Monroe as a result of the 2005 BRAC process.

The amendment establishes a land use plan for Fort Monroe and sets forth policies and guidance related to Land Use, Governance, Historic and Cultural Resources, Recreational Resources, Environmental Resources, the National Monument Gateway, Economic Development, and Housing.

View the DRAFT Fort Monroe Land Use Plan.

Fort Monroe Zoning Ordinance Amendments


As the Fort Monroe Authority manages the base closure and reuse process and prepares to transfer property to private ownership, the City of Hampton is proposing a series of amendments to rezone property on Fort Monroe, which is subject to the requirements of the City of Hampton’s Zoning Ordinance.

The overall intent of the Fort Monroe (“FM”) Districts is to define land use and development standards to implement the recommendations of the Hampton Community Plan (2006 as amended) and the Fort Monroe Land Use Plan (2016, as amended). It is also the intent of the FM Districts to recognize the FMA’s obligations with respect to the FM Design Standards and to avoid duplication or conflict with these standards.

Five zoning districts will be applied to Fort Monroe - FM-1, FM-2, FM-3, FM-4, and PO-1 - to help accomplish the goals set forth by the Fort Monroe Authority, National Park Service, and the City of Hampton.

  • FM-1 'Inner Fort' will apply to the Inner Fort and is intended to protect the single-family character of the residential community within the Inner Fort while also promoting the enjoyment of the historical, recreational, cultural, and educational resources of the Fort Monroe National Monument, the Casemate Museum and related visitor attractions on Fort Monroe.

  • FM-2 'Historic Village' will apply to the Historic Village and is intended to protect the character of the residential community within the Historic Village and to promote new residential development. The district also provides limited options for retail and employment uses in appropriate locations and buildings as identified in the Fort Monroe Land Use Plan (2016, as amended). These non-residential uses are intended to serve both residents of Fort Monroe and visitors. Non-residential uses are directed by use permit to specific locations to promote shared parking, minimize impacts on single-family residential uses, and to provide multiple options for the reuse of contributing historic structures that were built for commercial or institutional purposes.

  • FM-3 'North Gate' is applied to the North Gate area and is intended to promote employment uses on Fort Monroe through the re-use of existing buildings and new construction. The district also provides limited options for new single family and multi-family development in appropriate locations as identified in the Fort Monroe Land Use Plan (2016, as amended). Residential uses are directed by use permit to specific locations to protect the character and value of these uses and to minimize encroachment into areas dominated by employment uses.

  • FM-4 'Wherry Quarter' is applied to the Wherry Quarter area and is intended to promote uses that support the enjoyment of the historical, recreational, cultural and educational resources of the Fort Monroe National Monument and other visitor attractions on Fort Monroe. The district also provides limited options for new single family and multi-family development in appropriate locations as identified in the Fort Monroe Land Use Plan (2016, as amended). Residential uses are directed by use permit to specific locations to protect the character and value of these uses and to minimize encroachment into areas dominated by hospitality and other uses supporting the Fort Monroe National Monument.

  • PO-1 'Parks and Open Space' is applied to open space on Fort Monroe and is intended to conserve and protect open space, natural environmental features, and wildlife habitat; and to enhance the quality of life with provision of space for walking, passive recreation, and aesthetic enjoyment; and to provide for recreational opportunities, where appropriate.


Questions?


Questions regarding this material may be directed to Keith Cannady, Planning & Zoning Manager, at 728-5239 or by email.