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Old 01-06-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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While I was browsing the internet, I happened to come across the following links. Across from City Hospital in Martinsburg, behind Martin's Landing is a large piece of vacant land...for now. "Martinsburg Town Center" is a proposed development that is, well, huge. Please feel free to click the links below for more information.

Martinsburg Town Center (http://www.martinaia.com/Martinsburg%20Town%20Center.html - broken link)

Greenbelt Station Towne Centre (http://www.martinaia.com/10.html - broken link) (Misslabeled, This is still "Martinsburg Town Center")


P.S. This is an open thread to anyone who would like to write in their thoughts about this proposed development. Also, if you have any further information about the development please write in as well. Thanks! mmccul
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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mmccul,

I seen that online as well and was curious. That area is within city limits, I know that parcel was previously owned by AH Land Development. AH has since went bankrupt and I believe all of their property was liquidated. I am not sure how old that "Martin Architectural Group" plan is and if it was prepared for AH or someone else.

I was out on that part of town the other week and seen a for sale sign on the property, so it may no longer be in the works. That would be a perfect project for that parcel of land.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Absolutely, if you look at other projects that they have completed, they seem to be pretty high class. This must be a fairly new project since no press releases have been made about it yet. Maybe somehow they can get their own exit at milemarker 15 on I-81 since this center will have over 600 res. units (600 units x 3 people per unit = 1800 people, not including hotel, retail, offices, etc.) Having an exit 15 for that project would definitely relieve all of that traffic near City Hospital. I hope this thread will really grow, I'd like to hear some thoughts and points of view from various members.

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:56 PM
 
Location: Western Pennsylvania
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Don't expect much to happen until there are at least signs that the economy is improving.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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I don't think we will see an exit 15 because the neighboring property to this is the proposed 'Living Room' church complex, then after that is the state road shed, and then exit 16.

As snorpus said this is a large 'town center' project with involves office space, retail, and housing all of which are very slow right now with the economy. I could see this project maybe in 5 or so years.


The project I see starting first is 'Meridian Pointe' It is actually larger than Martinsburg Town Center.

Here is some info: Meridian Pointe, West Virginia

Meridian Pointe is off of Edwin Miller Blvd and will consist of 400,000 sq ft of office and retail space, townhouses, apartments, and condos. This project plans to extend "Lutz Ave" to the new Raleigh Street extention (By Walgreens and the Coast Guard facility) and the amount of residences I believe is to be over 1,000. This area was annexed into the City of Martinsburg and a TIF district was created to help fund the new roads. A stop light is currently being installed for this project along Edwin Miller Blvd.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, West Virginia
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Thank you for the link. Meridian Pointe and Martinsburg Town Center do appear to have similarities between them. I remember The Journal stated that there would be a hotel there, too. As previously stated, the economy does put a roadblock in front of them. However, someday when the economy does bounce back, they'll try to build them (if they hadn't already). Plus, rather the economy is good or bad a year from now, these projects should be built one at a time to allow for improved sales. When Martinsburg Town Center does get built, I hope it doesn't become like it's neighbor Martin's Landing.

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Old 01-19-2009, 12:18 AM
 
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I hope this happens soon.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Wow! I used to play there as a kid. Used to be the Old Sencindiver Farm.
Can still remember Ms Sencindiver (God Rest her Soul) sitting on her front porch on what is now drug ally or Martinsburg Landing.

So, they want a "Town Center" surrounded by Medical buldings, a hospital, and an apartment complex that made the news here in Atlanta dubbed "The Shooting Gallery" Hey good if they want to make something nice, but they first need to correct the engineering nighmare, which is now the Exit 14 intersection, and bring the local law boys in to clean out the Landing.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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I don't think we will see an exit 15 because the neighboring property to this is the proposed 'Living Room' church complex, then after that is the state road shed, and then exit 16.

As snorpus said this is a large 'town center' project with involves office space, retail, and housing all of which are very slow right now with the economy. I could see this project maybe in 5 or so years.


The project I see starting first is 'Meridian Pointe' It is actually larger than Martinsburg Town Center.

Here is some info: Meridian Pointe, West Virginia

Meridian Pointe is off of Edwin Miller Blvd and will consist of 400,000 sq ft of office and retail space, townhouses, apartments, and condos. This project plans to extend "Lutz Ave" to the new Raleigh Street extention (By Walgreens and the Coast Guard facility) and the amount of residences I believe is to be over 1,000. This area was annexed into the City of Martinsburg and a TIF district was created to help fund the new roads. A stop light is currently being installed for this project along Edwin Miller Blvd.

Would this be the old GM properties?
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Martinsburg, WV
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Would this be the old GM properties?

No, Meridian Pointe is not the former GM facility grounds. Meridian Pointe property is located behind the DMV on Edwin Miller Blvd and extends to near the US11 intersection; where the new Raleigh Street extention is proposed.
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