Posts Tagged ‘Martinsburg’

Report: Matthews Foundry not contaminated

Written by John McVey on . Posted in Media, News

MARTINSBURG – The Matthews Foundry Team got some good news at their meeting Friday.

“There is no recognizable environmental concern,” Joe Freeman of Boggs Environmental Consultants in Frederick, Md., said. “The perceptions about the foundry’s contamination are misplaced.”

Because of its many years of heavy industrial use, there were concerns that the soil in and around the foundry was contaminated with toxic materials.

Main Street Martinsburg won a $5,750 West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative grant earlier this year to devise a marketing plan for the property, which includes environmental, structural and historical assessments of the site.

Microbrewery among redevelopment ideas for 19th century stone building in Martinsburg

Written by Matthew Umstead, Herald-Mail on . Posted in Media, News

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.— A microbrewery was among the most popular redevelopment ideas pitched Friday for the Matthews Foundry, a dilapidated 19th century stone building located in Martinsburg’s historic industrial core.

Built before the Civil War, the building at 420 N. Queen St. was one of five projects in Main Street communities across the state that the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative chose earlier this year to receive technical assistance that could help spur revitalization.

“We’re really excited about this project,” Carrie Staton, the collaborative’s coordinator, told community stakeholders invited to a kickoff for the Benedum Foundation grant-funded project.

Main Street Martinsburg was awarded $5,750 as part of the expanded focus of the redevelopment collaborative, which is part of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center.

Main Street Communities Meet to Discuss Upcoming Projects

Written by Kelsey Pape, WBOY on . Posted in Media, News

Main Street West Virginia aims to help cities throughout the state bring their downtown areas back to life.

Various people with expertise in tourism, development, and revitalization came to Fairmont to meet with several Main Street communities.

Each community shared a project it was working on with the group then discussed ways to work through barriers and what potential solutions could be.