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.
- Martinsburg, WV