The City of Covington has a number of boards and commissions on which city residents serve. Under Kentucky law, the Mayor appoints the members of these boards and commissions, subject to the approval of the City Commission. The various city boards and commissions, along with those citizens who serve on them, can be seen below.

Interested in joining a board? Click here to apply online or fill out this application. Once completed, the form will be submitted for review and approval processing. If you have any questions, please contact boardapplication@covingtonky.gov.

Urban Design Review Board

MEMBERS

Current Members Appointing Resolution Expiration of Term Term Length 
 Dr. Paul Tenkotte, PhD O/R-28-20 1/28/2024 4 years
 Steven Chitwood O/R-28-20 1/28/2024 4 years
Joseph Schwab  O/R-363-17 12/31/2021 4 years
James Schafer O/R-46-20 2/23/2024 4 years
Christopher Robinson 
O/R-311-17 10/31/2021 4 years
Rebecca Weber O/R-12-13 1/24/2021 4 years
Janet Creekmore O/R-51-20 3/8/2024 4 years
Janette Campbell O/R-228-18 8/14/2022 4 years


City Contact:
  Christopher Myers- cmyers@covingtonky.gov - (859) 292-2171

  • The board is made up of nine members which must be selected from the following organizations or professions, and must be appointed by the Mayor and City Commission:
    • One member from the American Institute of Architects, recommended by the Institute.
    • One member from the Board of Realtors or Appraisers, recommended by either organization.
    • One member from Covington Business Council, recommended by the organization.
    • One member from the MainStrasse Village Association, recommended by the Association, or a member that lives in the MainStrasse area.
    • Five members representing Historic Preservation Overlay zones or KRS Chapter 99 Development Plan areas where the Urban Design Review Board has review authority.
    • All appointees must be residents of the city whenever possible. 
    • All members must have a demonstrated interest in historic preservation, and at least 2 members must have training or experience in a preservation-related profession, architecture, landscape architecture, history, archeology, architectural history, planning, or related fields. 

Appointments to the Urban Design Review Board must, whenever possible, be consistent with the above guidelines as to individual membership. Whenever possible, appointments should be made primarily from the above listed organizations; but when nominees are not available from such organizations, the City Commission reserves the right to nominate other interested individuals.

Open UDRB Board Member Positions

There are currently no open positions on the UDRB. To apply for future consideration, please see below.

MISSION

  • The Urban Design Review Board is responsible for implementing procedures to promote, preserve, and protect historic or architecturally worthy structures, sites, monuments, streetscapes, squares, and neighborhoods.

MEETINGS

  • City Hall Commission Chambers - 20 W Pike St. Covington, KY 41011
  • 4:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)
  • MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO PUBLIC 

 

Application Deadline (by 4:30pm): Meeting Date:

January 13, 2020 January 27, 2020 (4th Monday) ** CANCELED**

February 10, 2020 February 24, 2020 (4th Monday)

March 2, 2020 March 16, 2020 ** CANCELED**

April 6, 2020 April 20, 2020 **CANCELED**

May 4, 2020 May 18, 2020 **ZOOM MEETING**

Location: Remote via Zoom Teleconference: To JOIN the meeting, the link to the teleconference is available

by emailing your name and address to the City Clerk Maggie Nyhan at MNyhan@covingtonky.gov no later

than noon (Friday 5/15/2020) the business day immediately before the day of the hearing.

To VIEW the meeting via livestream by the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky, please use the

  following link: https://bit.ly/3cfHbCK

 

June 1, 2020 June 15, 2020

July 6, 2020 July 20, 2020

August 3, 2020 August 17, 2020

September 4, 2020 (Friday) September 21, 2020

October 5, 2020 October 19, 2020

November 2, 2020 November 16, 2020

November 30, 2020 December 14, 2020 (2nd Monday)

Applications are due to:

Economic Development Department

Historic Preservation and Planning

20 West Pike Street

Covington, KY 41011

  • View full list of 2020 UDRB application deadlines and public meeting dates, HERE.

MATERIAL

  • UDRB Procedure Guidelines
    • After a complete Certificate of Appropriateness application has been submitted, you will receive confirmation of the date and time at which your application will be considered. You will also receive a copy of the UDRB agenda and the Staff Report with a recommendation for your application. The UDRB members will each receive a copy of the Staff Report prior to the meeting as well.
    • The neighborhood association for your neighborhood will also be notified that an application has been submitted.
    • If your project is considered new construction, demolition, or substantial alteration, a sign will be posted on the subject property at least seven calendar days before the meeting, giving public notice of the meeting time and date. All adjacent property owners will also be notified that an application has been submitted and will be heard by the UDRB.

  • What to expect at the Urban Design Review Board meeting:
    • The Chairman will call each case as it appears on the agenda. Items are placed on the agenda by the order the completed application was received by the Historic Preservation Office.
    • Staff will present the Property Description and the UDRB will then vote on whether the property is contributing to the Historic Preservation Overlay Zone.
    • Staff will then present the work that is being requested in the application, the applicable guidelines for this request and a staff recommendation.
    • The applicant will then have an opportunity to respond to the recommendation with further support as well as answer any questions from Urban Design Review Board.
    • After all questions have been answered and the Urban Design Review Board has finished any further discussion on the matter, the hearing portion will then be closed and the Board will deliberate. Finally, the Board will vote on the case and a decision will be made.
    • After the meeting, a written Notice of Decision will be mailed to you. If the application was approved a Certificate of Appropriateness serves as the Notice of Decision.
    • If the application was denied, you will have 30 Days from the date of the decision to appeal to the City Commission. A letter requesting the appeal must be filed with the Historic Preservation Officer.

APPLY TO SERVE ON BOARD

Interested in joining a board? Click here to apply online or fill out this application. Once completed, the form will be submitted for review and approval processing. If you have any questions, please contact boardapplication@covingtonky.gov.