The ECA plan was first announced in March. The building will replace the company's current eastern regional headquarters on 56th Street in Kanawha City, behind the state Department of Environmental Protection offices.
Denver-based ECA is a privately held energy company founded about 20 years ago by John Mork, the president and CEO. He previously founded Eastern American Energy Corp., an oil and natural gas exploration and production company that had headquarters in Charleston.
Though it has operations worldwide, ECA is a leading producer in the Appalachian Basin and was a pioneer in developing the Marcellus Shale formation as early as the late 1970s.
One unresolved issue for the new headquarters is a sewer line, Patterson said. "An alternate main-line extension agreement has been filed with the Public Service Commission for approval. We're asking this to be approved, subject to that approval."
Under such agreements, developers install their own sewer lines under a plan approved by the PSC and the Charleston Sanitary Board.
Finally, builder J.D. Strickland, a non-voting member of the commission, told the group he had finished installing all utilities and other infrastructure for adding six lots on Yorkshire Drive off Nottingham Road since getting his preliminary plan approved in December.
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