By AMY WALLAUER
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Frederick, Md., firm has completed a space allocation study on the Berkeley County Courthouse and presented the Berkeley County Commission with three long-term options, the least expensive of which would cost $3 million.
The Commission won't plunge into any of the project options immediately.
"Right now, whatever we do will probably be short-term fixes," Commissioner Robert L. Burkhart said Thursday.
After reviewing the layout of the existing building on King and Queen streets, Michael Proffitt of Proffitt & Pryor Architects said the Commission could:
Renovate the existing building for conversion into county offices and construct a new courthouse.
Renovate the courthouse and construct a new county office building.
Raze the next-door circuit court building and construct a major addition.
The Commission will meet with Proffitt Wednesday to discuss the options, get more information and set short-term goals.