MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - The Berkeley County Roundhouse restoration project got a boost Monday with the announcement the county will receive $300,000 from the state of West Virginia to purchase the property.
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The county will receive $240,000 from the West Virginia Department of Transportation and $60,000 from Gov. Cecil Underwood's contingency fund to purchase and remodel the B&O Roundhouse property off Martin Street in Martinsburg, said state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley.
"We thought it was a long shot, but the money came through. This is the answer we've been looking for," Berkeley County Commission President D. Wayne Dunham said.
The committee trying to buy the roundhouse had raised $54,000 toward the $190,000 purchase price, but with a July 1 deadline coming up, it had asked for a two-month extension from the CSX Corp. and local developer Moncure Chatfield-Taylor.