March virtual Luncheon Presented by St. Elizabeth Healthcare
Thu, March 11
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Next Phase of IRS Development Project-Demolition
Join us for the March 11 Covington Business Council Virtual Monthly luncheon as Covington City Manager David Johnston talks about plans to hire a company to demolish the Internal Revenue Service 52-actre complex, making way for office buildings, retail shops, apartments, condos, plaza, and levee park envisioned in a conceptual master plan.
It’s a big job. In addition to tearing down the single floor site taking up most of a 17-acre area, there are things like three underground fuel tanks and a 3,000 gallon underground concrete vault, believed to have been used to separate oil and water. There is also a large amount of environmental remediation work needing to be completed with the site formerly the home of a variety of industrial uses, including the manufacturing of X-ray equipment, sheet metal fabrication, a dry cleaning facility and auto service stations.
David will also outline the timeline for future mile markers leading to the total redevelopment of the site. Please join us to hear more about the most transformative economic development effort in the City’s 200-year history.
David Johnston, City Manager for the City of Covington
Johnston has 20 years of experience as a local government manager, having served as the City Manager for the City of Maple Valley, WA, Village Administrator for the City of Rantoul, IL and Coal City, IL, and Town Manager for the City of Westfield, IN.
Additionally, Johnston has served as the Administrative Director of the Indiana Health Centers, Inc., the Adjunct Faculty Member at Indiana University-Purdue University, and ran two small state agencies for the State of Indiana.
Johnston holds a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from the University of Notre Dame and a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute.
Originally from Warsaw, Indiana, Johnston relocated to Covington with his wife Carole and their dog Harvey.