Urban Partners was retained by the City of Martinsburg as part of a multi-disciplinary professional consulting team led by Environmental Resources & Consulting, LLC, with Stromberg/Garrigan & Associates, to prepare a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brownfields revitalization study for four key sites in downtown Martinsburg, West Virginia. The sites include Interwoven Mills, Thorn Lumber, Matthews Foundry, and the Roundhouse Complex. The four sites surround the central business district of Martinsburg, with Matthews Foundry and the Roundhouse Complex being immediately adjacent to it, offering significant opportunities for a variety of reuse concepts that could contribute toward the continued revitalization of downtown.
As part of this effort, Urban Partners conducted an assessment of the local real estate market to determine the economic viability of a variety of potential new uses for the sites. Markets examined for this analysis included retail,
office, institutional, rental housing, hotel, and civic event space. Through our analysis, we identified 420,000 SF of new retail space, new upscale apartments, a hotel, and a civic center that could accommodate meetings, performances, trade shows, and weddings. Upon the identification of the overall market opportunities, Urban Partners suggested specific reuse recommendations for
each of the four sites.