Martinsburg Market House Request for Expressions of Interest

Market House Redevelopment Partnership Opportunity

The City of Martinsburg invites Expressions of Interest from potential partners in the redevelopment of the historic Martinsburg Market House at the downtown corner of Queen and Burke Streets. The Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) and supporting documents can be accessed below.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Request for Expressions of Interest?

Unlike a request for bids or quotes, the City is not looking for prices on a specific item or class of items. Here, we are seeking a potential partner with a viable idea for the redevelopment and activation of the city-owned historic building. Through this process, we hope to identify a partner in redeveloping and reusing the full Market House facility.

Why is the City of Martinsburg seeking to change the Market House?

The second floor of the Market House is currently vacant and in a state of disrepair from water damage over the years. The building needs repair. Because the second floor is not ADA accessible and the City has limited opportunity to use it for public purposes, it seeks a private partner who is able to use the full building and willing to undertake the needed improvements to do so.

I have an idea, but I’m not sure it’s what you’re looking for. What do I do?

Submit your idea as detailed in the RFEI. The City is open to considering all partnership concepts.

I have another question that isn’t answered here. Who do I ask?

You can email your question to To ensure that everyone interested in responding has access to the same information, the City will respond to all questions it receives by November 6th. We’ll post an updated list of questions and answers here soon after.

How can I help get the best result for downtown Martinsburg?

Help spread the word of this public-private partnership opportunity to qualified developers, architects, designers, investors, potential tenants, and anyone else who might want to be involved in redeveloping the historic Market House.