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Want to buy City land? Read this first

This vacant lot on Philadelphia Street is in a group of City-owned parcels being recommended for sale for eventual single-family housing. New guidelines spell out important details, City officials say COVINGTON, Ky. - Read before you call.   That’s the message the City of Covington is gi...

Euclidean vs. form-based?

4 chances to shape City’s new approach to zoning   COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is totally revamping its approach to zoning, and it’s urging the public to help shape the new plan at the beginning stages rather than react after the fact.   Anybody who lives, owns prope...

City to be strategic in selling property

This property on Lee Street has been vacant since the City acquired it in 2009. Its sale is pending. New formal guidelines seek best uses for vacant buildings, land  COVINGTON, Ky. - At last count, the City of Covington owns over 150 parcels of property.   They’re of different sizes....

City gives ear to 3L Highway-area businesses

3L Highway/Madison Pike-area businesses gathered for the first Covington Business Roundtable of the year.  1st 'Roundtable' creates productive, positive discussion   COVINGTON, Ky. - When Covington businesses located in the 3L Highway/Madison Pike area were invited to a joint meeting ...

Legos, map grids & ‘charrettes’

At a “charrette” held in Jackson, Miss., residents used photos and markers to design what they wanted to see in their downtown area. (Photo provided by Cooper Carry) Meetings this week ask public to get creative in designing IRS site  COVINGTON, Ky. - Here’s what you need to ...

Covington featured on WVXU’s Cincinnati Edition

Cincinnati Edition host Michael Monks, Covington Economic Development Director Tom West, and Mayor Joe Meyer in the WVXU studio, with a producer in the background.   COVINGTON, Ky. - “Covington’s Resurgence” was the topic of the first half of WVXU radio’s Cincinnati...

Hosts, guests needed for IRS site dinner discussions

COVINGTON, Ky. - Wanted: Engaged people who like food, have opinions ... and would voice them in casual settings.   The topic is the future of the 23-acre Internal Revenue Service site just south of the Ohio River in Covington, and what should go on the site after the IRS leaves this fall. &nbs...

Incentives give boost to four more businesses

The City is helping the owner of 3616 Decoursey Ave. renovate the building to house The Bluegrass Barn, a coffee shop that will feature art and music. COVINGTON, Ky. -- A pizza pub, a full-service salon, a wedding design/planning firm, and a soon-to-arrive coffee shop that will feature music ...

Covington may get hundreds of bike racks

A demo bike rack installed on Pike Street across from City Hall (and near the cut-through to Seventh Street) was in use much of today. COVINGTON, Ky. - People who use bicycles to get around Covington may soon have hundreds of places to lock up their bikes - not only in the downtown area but also i...

2-way traffic on Greenup, Scott?

Open house seeks comment on proposals to increase safety   COVINGTON, Ky. - Technically, the closest NASCAR track is 40 miles south, in Sparta, Ky. But many residents of Covington neighborhoods that border Greenup Street and Scott Boulevard say they only have to look out their front doors to ...
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