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YMCA future: Hotel Covington addition

An artist’s rendering of the renovated site shows the restored turret. Bourbon trailhead, office space, jobs to go in historic space   COVINGTON, Ky. - Two historic buildings on one of Covington’s most visible intersections will be developed by the same people who created Hotel Covi...

New look for Sixth Street

Streetscape project an investment in economic development COVINGTON, Ky. -- Workers with Adleta Inc. construction are making progress on the $1.37 million Sixth Street and Scott Boulevard Restoration Project.   Here, workers dig up the sidewalk and bury the utilities on the north side of Sixth...

Deal will bring 50 jobs, $5.5MM in investment

Under the pending deal, Icon Marketing Communications of Fort Mitchell would buy and move into the building owned, recently renovated and occupied by ROAD iD, while … ROAD iD move makes way for Icon Marketing Communications   (EDITOR'S NOTE: As discussed during tonight's meeting, Libb...

Riverfront Commons taking shape

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...

Gateway, Covington: Job training critical

Collaborative efforts aim to build more highly skilled workforce   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington Mayor Joe Meyer and Gateway Community & Technical College President Dr. Fernando Figueroa came together today to stress the importance of creating a more highly skilled workforce in Covington. &l...

City buying YMCA building, Gateway bookstore

The City of Covington is buying the buildings at 614 Madison Ave. (center) and 19 E. Pike St. (the former YMCA building that wraps around the smaller building with frontage on both Pike and Madison). The City in turn plans to sell the property to a developer for a project whose details will likely b...

Small businesses: Apply for $$$ by Friday

One of the startups awarded a rent subsidy during the last round of Small Business Program awards was Gumdrop, right, a soon-to-open extension of Handzy Shop + Studio on Pike Street. Gumdrop will sell baby/kid clothing, books, toys, games, and gifts. City offering help renovating exteriors, payin...

From AUC to TUMU to DTR

The goal of a Neighborhood Development Code is to take into account and seek to preserve the “look” and “feel” of the surrounding area when making decisions on zoning and development. Public invited to weigh in on draft of new zoning approach  COVINGTON, Ky. - The Covin...

New zoning administrator ‘a perfect fit’

Covington’s new zoning administrator, Dalton Belcher, is helping to transform the City’s approach to zoning.   Religious, legal studies provided unique training for Paintsville native   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington’s new zoning administrator once wrote a 15-page...

An era’s end: ‘Flat Top’ shuts down after 52 years

The Kentucky Post photographed the massive site near Fourth Street being cleared for the IRS center in the mid-1960s. Notice how the size of the site dwarfs the bulldozer. (Photo courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library) 1,100 miles away, architect who designed IRS center laments closure  ...
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