By DAVE McMILLION
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A new $87 million office complex for the Internal Revenue Service is beginning to take shape.
The new facility will consolidate IRS operations in Martinsburg. Studies done four years ago of IRS space needs in the city found no advantage to having operations divided among several facilities, according to Chuck Koeneke, spokesman for the IRS computing center along W.Va. 9.
The IRS currently operates a computing center along W.Va. 9 just east of Martinsburg and a training center and warehouse just east of the computing center. Twenty employees also work in the federal building on King Street downtown and about 16 workers are in the Foxcroft Professional Center near the Martinsburg Mall.
The plan is to move all the operations into a sprawling new IRS complex being built in the Liberty Business Park about a half mile east of the computing center. About 750 people will work in the building, officials said.