By way of sharing the nature of those opportunities as transparently as possible, here are the facts:
- We choose to remain in Covington, rather than relocate.
- We will remain in our current building and invest in improvements to it.
- We plan to construct a 26,000 sq. ft., three-story building adjacent to our current building.
- As part of the new construction, we acquired the seven buildings to the west of our current building, facing High Street. Six will be demolished because inspections have deemed them unsalvageable. We’ll keeping the southernmost building, initially for overflow from our current building, while the new building is under construction and our employee count continues to grow. Long-term, we’ll likely renovate and lease that building.
- The retail space in the six demolished buildings will be replaced in the new construction, with more than 6,500 sq. ft. of retail space on the first floor alone.
- We’ll occupy the second and third floors of the new construction, approximately 17,000 sq. ft.
- The new construction will also be home to Glacier View Coffee. While owned and operated by Marias, Glacier View will be supported by and offer products from Boston Stoker. Glacier View will occupy more than 2,000 sq. ft. and will be open to the public.
- The first floor of the that building will also feature another 4,000+ sq. ft. of retail space, which will be available for lease and can be subdivided.
- The architect on the project is Candace Goodall of Troy.
- Brackett Builders of Troy has been chosen to construct the building.
- Financing for the project is provided by Greenville Federal.
- Choice One Engineering has done all the surveying and will continue to advise on the project.
- We hope to break ground in the early spring of 2020.
Covington has come a long way and continues to move forward. It’s still the village we all love. And with improved infrastructure and solid village services thanks to the leadership of Mayor Ed McCord, Village Administrator Mike Busse, the members of the Village Council, and every employee of the Village of Covington, it will continue to improve to the benefit of all its residents. We have strong, modern schools thanks to Superintendent Gene Gooding, the Covington Board of Education, and the principals, teachers, and staff members. Covington is also a safe place to live thanks to the Covington Police Department and Covington Fire & Rescue.
Because Covington taxpayers carry the burden for Covington’s municipal services, we intend to forego any tax abatements on our project. We hope the village will adopt the pending Downtown Revitalization District, which will see a large portion of our property taxes allocated to a fund for low- or no-interest loans for improvements by our downtown business neighbors. Foregoing our tax abatements will help those around us contribute to the betterment of Covington.
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Covington OH 45318