The Virginia State Police has leased two office buildings at Fort Monroe in Hampton. The 13,019 square feet of office space is located in Buildings 75 and 106 at the former army base, now part of a 565-acre National Historic Landmark District.
One 7,600-square-foot building will be used as offices and classrooms. Initially as many as nine uniformed and administrative personnel will move to the North Gate area of Fort Monroe on October 15 from the existing state police headquarters on South Military Highway in Chesapeake. The head count will increase as leases at other facilities expire, according to state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. “This is a cost saving measure as we are now able to provide our personnel with much needed space while consolidating real estate,” she said in a statement.
The other leased building, a 5,400-square-foot warehouse/garage, will be used to house vehicles.
Fort Monroe Authority Executive Director Glenn Oder said he is pleased with increased interest from agencies requesting to move to the property. The city of Hampton leases a community center along Fenwick Road, and The Hampton Police Division uses a building as a training center. Other agencies providing veterans services also will move into office space soon.
Through an affiliated entity, Divaris Real Estate Inc., based in Virginia Beach, leases and manages the commercial property for the Fort Monroe Authority. The authority serves as master developer, contracting with third-party service providers to transform a formerly active military base into a new community.