Legislation # 12-0299 Enactment Number none
Type Resolution Effective Date none
Introduction Date 7/11/2012
Title Resolution Setting Forth City of Hampton Position on Reuse of Fort Monroe Wherry Quarter
 
Legislation History 12-0299
DateNotice Of ActionDescription
8/8/2012 Approved - the resolution, with the modifications proposed in the afternoon session, was read by Councilwoman Snead.
7/11/2012 Received By Clerk's Office
 
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Legislation Text 12-0299

 

City of Hampton, Virginia

Resolution

22 Lincoln Street

Hampton, VA 23669

www.hampton.gov

 

File Number: 12-0299

 

Enactment Number: -

 

Resolution Setting Forth City of Hampton Position on Reuse of Fort Monroe Wherry Quarter

 

Whereas, the City of Hampton has a long standing appreciation and respect for Fort Monroes history, its beauty and proximity to the Chesapeake Bay and the opportunities to enjoy the American Great Outdoors; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the communitys desire to protect Fort Monroe as a grand historic place and keep it open to the public, establish a large scale open space park and foster economic sustainability; and

 

WHEREAS, it is critical that Fort Monroes history be preserved for future generations of Americans, a rich history that has been interconnected with Hampton for over 400 years; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Hampton is fully engaged and committed to the on-going FMA initiated master planning activities associated with Fort Monroes future; and

 

Whereas, the August 2008 reuse plan and the April 2009 programmatic agreement provide specific guidance on land uses that should be consistent with future master plans for development at Fort Monroe; and

 

WHEREAS, for future planning purposes the area defined as the Wherry Quarter should be consistent with plans that support a significant green-connection between the National Park Service National Monument management areas; and

 

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Hampton desires to make clear that it is only supportive of development in the Wherry Quarter that is complementary to the National Park Service plans such as that which is limited to to tourism, hospitality, recreation and open space concepts and which is of an appropriate scale to the NPS goals and objectives and which does not adversely impact both a significant green-connection and viewshed protection between the two National Park Service National Monument areas; and

 

Whereas, the City of Hampton is prepared to work closely with all parties interested in ensuring the appropriate concepts for the Wherry Quarter are incorporated into the Fort Monroe master plan. The City of Hampton is fully supportive of all activities in pursuit of ensuring that a significant green-connection and viewshed protection between the two National Park Service National Monument areas with the appropriate tourism, hospitality, recreation and open space concepts between the National Park Service National Monument management areas and the Wherry Quarter area is secured at Fort Monroe.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF HAMPTON, VIRGINIA: That the City of Hampton, Virginia, by its City Council and staff alike, will actively work to encourage federal, state and Fort Monroe Authority officials to realize the vision set forth above for the reuse of the Wherry Quarter area of Fort Monroe.

 

Adopted at the regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Hampton, Virginia held on August 8, 2012.

 

 

 

Signed by ____________________________ Date _________________

Molly Joseph Ward, Mayor

 

 

 

 

Attested by ____________________________ Date _________________

Katherine K. Glass, CMC

Clerk of the Council