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Va. likely to take gain 300 acre at Fort Monroe

Friday - 5/24/2013, 10:03am  ET

HAMPTON, Va. (AP) -- Virginia is likely to take control of 300 acres of the 565- acre site around Fort Monroe by the end of the month.

Media outlets report that the Fort Monroe Authority voted Thursday to recommend Gov. Bob McDonnell accept the transfer of 312 acres by May 28.

The state had wanted all the land to revert to Virginia, but the Army wants to keep a large portion that includes a marina and other property.

Some land at the site was designated a national monument by President Barack Obama and will be transferred to the National Park Service for that purpose.

Fort Monroe ceased to operate as an Army installation in 2011.

Fort Monroe Authority executive director Glenn Oder says the public won't notice anything different at the site.


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