Maybe this is why Bill Roberts didn't show up at the special meeting of council last spring regarding the conversion of the Columbia #1 building into a call center. Was he too busy wrangling cows?
Bill Roberts is the owner of a real estate development company, IBS Development, which focuses on inner city projects for adaptive reuse of older buildings.
The Turkey Hill Experience in Columbia, Pa., and the Crayola Center in Easton, Pa., are two of his company's projects. IBS has developed about 2 million square feet of older properties over the past 30 years, and continues to do so.