City officials consider park near Roundhouse
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Members of the Martinsburg City Property Committee at a Monday meeting discussed building a small park at the intersection of Race and Commerce streets.
The park will contain a "storyboard" telling the history of the nearby Roundhouse and a plaque donated by the American Society of Civil Engineers, said Hal Snyder, with Alpha Associates.
The Society named the Roundhouse an important historical property. The Wheeling, W.Va., bridge is the only other structure in the state so designated, Snyder said.
The park will be paid for with donations solicited by the Society, he said. Benches placed at the park will contain arms, which should prevent homeless people from sleeping on them, Snyder said.