In 2005 the Department of Defense and the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) ordered Fort Monroe closed by 2011 as a U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. That same year, a state appointed Federal Area Development Authority (FADA) was created to study, plan, and recommend the best uses for the future of the property. A passionate community discussion ensued.
The Center for Regional Citizenship joined efforts to engage the community and in 2006 held a televised town hall meeting. The next year, the Center premiered Kingdom by the Sea: Fortress Monroe, a half-hour documentary that explores the history, reviews the debate, and considers the future of Fort Monroe.
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City of Hampton
Fort Monroe, Virginia Redevelopment Process
Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park
Fort Monroe Casemate Museum
United States Department of Defense: Base Realignment and Closure
Aired 29 April, 2011
"Fort Monroe: Counting Down to the Hand-Over"
Aired 23 July, 2010
"One year to go at Fort Monroe: Is the stage set?"