By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - With a unanimous vote of the Berkeley County Commission Thursday, the City of Martinsburg grew by 20.7 acres that will likely become the site of a home improvement center next year.
The formal request for the annexation came from the Oates Partnership, which owns the land. Developer Bruce Van Wyk has the land under contract and said Thursday he plans to complete its purchase in January.
On Sept. 30, Van Wyk went before the City Council and said he wanted the property annexed and zoned by the end of the year. In October, the council approved a resolution to annex the property, followed by approval of light industrial zoning for the land in November.