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‘Life’s a P!tch’ showcases entrepreneurs

Nov. 17 event lets the public pick favorite, award prize  from MORTAR Covington academy   COVINGTON, Ky. – Think “Shark Tank,” sans the gimmicks and over-the-top TV tension.   “Life’s a P!tch,” the inaugural “pitch night” from MORTAR Covington, will feature five local entrepreneurs trying to sell judges and the public on their emerging...

Streetscape designs go before the public

Goal: Make Madison, 7th more walkable, likely to attract investment   COVINGTON, Ky. – The public will get its first detailed look and chance to comment next week on new streetscape designs for Madison Avenue and Seventh Street aimed at complementing private investment by improving both the aesthetics and function of those downtown streets.   Separate online presentations will be h...

City urges support for beleaguered small biz

One of Covington’s greatest strengths is its unique small businesses. Area’s ‘red zone’ status brings new safety recommendations  COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington officials are urging the public to support the city’s small businesses as an escalation of COVID-19 cases has pushed Kenton County into “red zone” status, bringing new recommendations design...

23 months later, a new approach to zoning

Covington’s user-friendly form-based code takes effect today   COVINGTON, Ky. – Less red tape. Quicker decisions. Clearer guidance. Less expense. Easier research. And a more flexible attitude.   Those are the earmarks of a fundamentally new approach to land development – commonly known as “zoning” – that takes effect today in the City of Covington. &n...

New basin aims to protect Lewisburg

The new detention basin above the Lewisburg neighborhood. Drainage project designed to hold back 3.5MM gallons of rain COVINGTON, Ky. – From Mont...

New City grant program: Up to $50K to help businesses survive

(EDITOR’S NOTE: All funds for this grant program have been committed and the City is no longer taking applications.) COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington has created another program to help businesses protect jobs and survive the pandemic - and this one offers up to $50,000 per grant.  Mayor Joe Meyer signed an executive order today creating the “Emergency Business Assistance Pr...

Façade loans OK’d in Westside, Austinburg

The building at 1928 Madison Ave. Projects creating 1st-floor commercial space COVINGTON, Ky. - Two projects that are renovating buildings to create first-floor commercial space and upper-floor apartments are getting financial help from the City of Covington toward exterior improvements.   The buildings - at 1131 Holman St. and 1928 Madison Ave. in the Westside and Austinburg neighborhoods, ...

City tosses rigid zoning code

New ‘form-based’ approach represents drastic change in guiding land development   COVINGTON, Ky. - Good-bye, (and good riddance?) Zoning Ordinance. Hello (and a warm welcome), Neighborhood Development Code.   In a vote that seemed almost anticlimactic given the nearly two years of intense effort and widespread public engagement that led to this point, the Covin...

Streetside dining OK’d past New Year’s

An outdoor dining and drinking area on Seventh Street is created each evening from on-street parking near Braxton Brewing Co.’s taproom and Parlor on Seventh, McK’s Chicks, and Rich’s Proper Food and Drink restaurants.  City extends pandemic-related ReCov outdoor seating campaign,  allows heaters   COVINGTON, Ky. - Up Over Bar owner Amy Kummler has great appreciat...

Another sign of Covington’s ‘ascension’

DBL Law Managing Partner Bob Hoffer takes a bite out of the Monarch Building annex. (Photo courtesy of DBL Law) $11.3MM Monarch Building rehab to create home for DBL Law   COVINGTON, Ky. - With a ferocious bite from an excavator’s “claw,” DBL Law Managing Partner Bob Hoffer ripped off part of a concrete block and brick wall, officially breaking ground on the $11.3 million pr...
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