Strategic Objectives

The primary objective of this RFQ is to allow the FMA to find qualified respondents with the experience and capacity to accept the challenges of this unique adaptive reuse project. Respondents must understand the FMA desires to see this historic property redeveloped into a vibrant, mixed-use community that creates social, cultural, and economic successes. To accomplish these objectives, the FMA is looking for respondents who embrace the following strategies:


Adaptive Use and Reuse of Historic Structures

Fort Monroe will be a model of preservation and sustainability. The successful respondent will work within the parameters of the Fort Monroe Historic Preservation Manual and Design Standards, the Programmatic Agreement, the State Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties.

Exemplary Land Use Planning

The Reuse Plan and the Fort Monroe Master Plan are guidelines that respondents will strategically use to capture and enhance the essence of a mixed-use community that embraces our mandates of preserving this historic site and sharing our rich history while striving to achieve economic sustainability.

Provide Sustainable Revenue

Fort Monroe is an economic engine for the community, the region, and the state. To achieve a successful performance model, respondents will accept their proportional role in the sustainability of the common area, special events, and community spaces in order to maintain the ambiance of this special place.

Embrace the NPS

Fort Monroe is a National Monument. Although the property is divided between the FMA and NPS, the aspirational goal is to provide a borderless visitor experience without legislative barriers. Successful respondents will embrace this objective and demonstrate a vision for use and adaptive reuse that welcomes visitors to historic interpretation experiences and special events.

Implement the Vision

The FMA will select one or more respondents to implement a mutually accepted vision for a strategic project or projects at Fort Monroe. Implementation of these projects will follow negotiated and agreed upon timelines and project goals.