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You’re invited: Open house kicks off IRS site study

COVINGTON, Ky. - For established cities, opportunities like this come along maybe once in their existence: 23 undeveloped acres, one block from a major river, near the heart of downtown.   The City of Covington will soon have that opportunity, and it wants the public’s help.   Next T...

Covington fills incentives gap

Rooted Yoga moved its studio to a new home on West Pike Street in October. To help its small businesses grow, Covington has created a new low-cost loan program.  New loan program to help small businesses grow COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has a new $4 million loan program that greatly improves its...

2018 in Review: Transformation at City Hall

COVINGTON, Ky. - More consistent code enforcement. More active communications. More strategic use of business incentive programs to make sure residents also benefit. Better investment of capital sitting in the City’s bank accounts. A more logical organization within City Hall focused on servic...

Goal of citywide business strategy: Action

Sorting through the proposals from the many companies that wanted to help guide economic development in Covington was a lengthy and time-consuming process. COVINGTON, Ky. - The competition was stiff, but Covington has picked a Georgia firm to spend the first seven months of 2019 creating an overarch...

Incentives give boost to six more businesses

The buildings on Seventh Street that used to house Heringer Meats are being turned into commercial storefronts and apartments. COVINGTON, Ky. - The City of Covington is giving six more businesses help with first-year rent and fixing up their exteriors. The incentives - representing the second round ...

Covington’s new preservationist Myers fascinated with historic buildings

Covington’s new historic preservation & planning specialist, Christopher Myers, was out in the City recently, inspecting a deteriorated building on Greenup Street. COVINGTON, Ky. - The first time Christopher Myers visited Covington, he was so enthralled by the City’s historic buildin...

$122K to be spent on Randolph, Goebel pools

Randolph Pool in the Eastside neighborhood will get a new roof and fencing in the off-season. COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington will spend almost $122,000 in the off-season to make improvements at its two full-size public swimming pools.  The Randolph Pool complex on Greenup Street in the Eastside nei...

City to rewrite ‘unworkable’ zoning code

Covington's current Zoning Ordinance divides the City into acceptable land "uses." COVINGTON, Ky. - Navigating the City of Covington’s Zoning Ordinance is not for the faint of heart. Employing a fundamental one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t honor Covington’s historic, urban f...

MainStrasse parking garage open on limited basis

Starting this evening, drivers coming off Main Street can use about 100 parking spaces in the evening hours in the garage being built as part of the RiverHaus development. COVINGTON, Ky. - About 100 parking spots will be open to the public starting this evening in the garage built in MainStrasse Vil...

Vision for IRS site to take 10 months

A 10-month process led by a global firm to create a vision for the sprawling IRS site, in a critical part of downtown, will soon be underway. COVINGTON, Ky. - An intensive process to assess the potential of the soon-to-be vacant 23 acres that make up the IRS site, and to set a vision for developing ...
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