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N.Ky.’s largest law firm moving to Covington

A rendering of the finished Monarch Building restoration and expansion shows the preserved façade, the extra two floors, and the new building (at right) with the connecting atrium. (Photo provided by PCA Architecture). Project features $11.3MM rehab of historic Monarch Building  COVINGTON, Ky. - The recent resurgence in Covington’s urban core continues with another large-scale pr...

Design to start on two more streetscape projects

Construction work that started last fall continues on the Sixth Street and Scott Boulevard Restoration Project. More appealing look will invite economic investment  COVINGTON, Ky. - The ongoing effort to improve the look, “feel” and walkability of Covington’s primary business district to make it more inviting to prospective businesses and talent is continuing.   The Co...

91 days later, YMCA property changes hands

Developer Guy van Rooyen, front left, and Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, front right, sign agreements to transfer ownership of three properties at Madison Avenue and Pike Street. With the signers were, clockwise from left, attorney Tom Fisher and several City officials: Economic Development Director Tom West (hidden), Finance Director Muhammed Owusu, Assistant City Solicitor Cassandra Zoda, City Solic...

2019 in Review: Covington’s momentum grows

This photo taken by Prus Construction in late October shows the massive transformation that got under way in 2019 on the Covington riverfront, the long-awaited “crown jewel” phase of Riverfront Commons. Year saw economic energy, investments in neighborhoods & infrastructure  COVINGTON, Ky. - Bulldozers on the riverfront. A conceptual plan for the IRS site. A “tease&rdquo...

City loosens rules for ‘food trucks’

 The creative design agency BLDG created posters to advertise a regular event featuring food trucks in Covington several years ago.  Pilot program allows more locations, longer hours   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has loosened its regulations governing mobile food vendors - aka "food trucks" - to let them operate for longer hours and at more locations in the city.   The Cov...

Proposals sought for 3 vacant lots

Single-family housing is being built at 954 and 956 Philadelphia St. The City sold the empty lots – and a third lot across the street – to Urban Community Developers in May 2019 after issuing a request for proposals. City seeking developers to build new single-family housing  COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is looking for developers interested in building single-family in-...

IRS site: ‘This is real now’

Amid purchase negotiations, consultant pitches mixed-use development with street grid, green spaces   COVINGTON, Ky. - A consultant’s conceptual plan for the 23-acre IRS site includes a restored street grid, a levee park, a community plaza for festivals, and a mixture of buildings containing offices, retail shops, and places to live.   The goal?   That it &ld...

Help for 4 more small businesses

Dixie Chili on Madison Avenue was awarded a forgivable loan to help pay for improvements to its exterior. Program awards $$ for rent, façade work; new round to begin  COVINGTON, Ky. - Four more small businesses were awarded financial help from the City of Covington on Tuesday night as leaders continue to invest in both fledgling businesses and long-standing establishments located acros...

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 Covington.   After several weeks of buildup, the City of Covington, Salyers Group, and vR Group tod...

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, in-between Madison Avenue and Scott Boulevard.     Work on the long-discussed, federal...
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