B&O Railroad Historic Roundhouse

U.S. EPA Hazardous and Petroleum Assessment Grant


Martinsburg, WV


Martinsburg, WV



SGA, GZA, and S2 worked for the City of Martinsburg on their $400K U.S. EPA Hazardous and Petroleum Assessment Grant – Mills and Rails Corridor Revitalization Initiative. The project was focused on assessing multiple former textile, foundry, and railroad related sites within the city’s downtown. GZA performed multiple Phase I and Phase II ESAs to support redevelopment efforts at public and privately-owned sites. Through the team’s work, the former Interwove Mills sites consisting of more than 500K SF of 100-year old industrial buildings that have been vacant for decades, are now under agreement for sale as a mix of uses including a high-tech research center for defense contracting. SGA lead an extensive public engagement process including a multi-day planning charrette and developed multiple reuse scenarios and modelled remediation and rehabilitation costs to establish a cost basis for fee simple sales transactions. S2 has provided extensive direction for obtaining funding to support clean-up and redevelopment including assisting the city obtaining Opportunity Zone status for all of the targeted brownfields sites within the Corridor. The project was completed in September 2018.


Urban Design
Brownfields Reuse Planning
Public Spaces
Resiliency, Green Infrastructure, & Landscape Utilities