Stirling Properties’ River Chase is designated as a Louisiana Economic Development Certified Site

COVINGTON, Louisiana—- (DECEMBER 22, 2010) River Chase, a master planned, multi-use Stirling Properties’ development in Covington, satisfies all requirements set forth by the Louisiana Economic Development (LED) Certified Sites Program and has been designated as an LED Certified Site.  After a rigorous review process by LED and URS, an independent third-party engineering firm, the certification means that River Chase is suitable for economic development projects. 

“The LED Certified Sites Program is designed to make Louisiana more competitive for economic development deals by certifying sites that have the ability to break ground within 90 days because all rights to build are in place,” said Townsend Underhill, Vice President of Development for Stirling Properties.  “River Chase’s new certification positions St. Tammany Parish for great economic success, and the Development Team at Stirling Properties remains committed to bringing national caliber businesses into the area.” 

Since the inception of the LED Certified Sites Program earlier this year, LED has only certified two other Louisiana sites; the Donaldsonville Technology and Industrial Park in Donaldsonville and North Whittington Property in Shreveport.  River Chase is now Louisiana’s third site, and only development in the New Orleans Metro, to be recognized with this significant honor. 

Stirling Properties’ Development Team worked to receive this certification by performing due diligence with regard to legal control of the property for possible sale and/or lease, zoning restrictions, surveys, title work, environmental studies, wetlands permits, road and utility infrastructure, access to primary shipping routes, elevations, flood plain, soil analysis, traffic studies, and public infrastructure engineering.   LED Certified Sites are identified by a special notation and logo.  For additional information about LED Certified Sites, visit 

To view the Site Plan or for more information about River Chase contact:

Retail:Rhonda Sharkawy, Leasing & Development Executive | (504) 620-8145, or

Outparcel & Hotels:William Barrois, Sales & Leasing Executive | (985) 246-3736, or

Office:Lee de la Houssaye, Leasing Sales Associate | (985) 246-3774, or

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