Virginia Beach accepts grant for Cape Henry Lighthouse restoration

Posted at 1:30 PM, Feb 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-12 13:31:35-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – On February 11, the Virginia Beach City Council accepted a $160,000 grant from VDOT for restoration and improvements to the Cape Henry Lighthouse.

The funding is provided through the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) initiative that is part of the new Transportation Alternatives Program.

The City Council also amended an agreement with Preservation Virginia to pay the $40,000 required match for the grant.

Preservation Virginia owns and operates the Cape Henry Lighthouse, which is located at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story.

This is the third “transportation enhancement” grant that Virginia Beach has accepted for restoration and improvements of the Cape Henry Lighthouse.

An original $160,000 grant award funded Phase 1 improvements to public access to the lantern deck of the lighthouse, which was completed in 2002. A second grant award of $195,000 was received in 2011 for the second phase of restoration and improvements to the lighthouse base area. The third grant was needed to fully fund Phase 2.

Click here to read the complete report from the City of Virginia Beach.