Riverfront Commons taking shape

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COVINGTON, Ky. -- Steady activity along the Ohio River is starting to create the shape for the $6.54 million Phase II of Riverfront Commons.
 
This picture provided by contractor Prus Construction shows the excavation of what will become a 1,350-seat amphitheater facing the river and Cincinnati in the shadow of the mural-decorated floodwall and RiverCenter office towers.
 
In addition, Prus says: 
  • Some 1,130 linear feet of 20-foot-long sheet piles have been installed to keep the riverbank from sliding. 
  • And riprap is being installed to help in stabilization and "give it a nice natural look." 
When construction is finished - with a projected Autumn 2020 completion date - the project will include two concrete hiking and biking trails totaling 2,800 feet, the amphitheater, upgraded overlooks, a decorative cul-de-sac at the base of Greenup Street, and a cobblestone pier for anglers and paddlers.