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2022 in review: Giant leaps forward

Report card to residents highlights historic deal on bridge, tax cut & progress on job training, IRS site, new City Hall COVINGTON, Ky. – A construction trades school and its preservation trades complement. A 23-acre development in the urban core. A new City Hall better suited for helping residents. A health sciences lab. Homeownership. The City of Covington took so many steps...

For 55 years an ‘island,’ IRS site to be woven back into urban fabric

Virtual ‘fly-through’ video, renderings show proposed ‘look, feel’ of 23-acre’s future in The Cov COVINGTON, Ky. – The takeaway from a new virtual “fly-through” video is immediately clear: The “look” and “feel” of what’s now a 23-acre blank canvas in downtown Covington will be nothing like the expansive and steri...

From fight posters to cozy living space

Rehab of former boxing gym showcases City’s use of federal funds for housing COVINGTON, Ky. – In the middle of Covington’s urban core, on its main business thoroughfare, behind the walls of a three-story brick facade, a 1995 article in The Kentucky Post described an upper floor setting that would have surprised most people: “… dimly lit, with holes in the ...

Restoration trades school coming soon

The deteriorating building at 1515 Madison, the former site of the notorious Colonial Inn, will become a working classroom for people learning restoration trades. City turns Colonial Inn into hands-on classroom; Building Industry Association to run workshop-based academy COVINGTON, Ky. – For years, the massive three-story building at 1515 Madison Ave. has been a drain on Covington...

KZF to lead team designing infrastructure on 23-acre former IRS site

O’Rourke Wrecking continues to demolish the 17-acre former IRS “Flat Top” located less than a block south of the Ohio River. COVINGTON, Ky. – KZF Design Inc. will lead the team of architects, engineers, urban planners, and consultants whose drawings will lay the foundation for public infrastructure that will ready the 23-acre former IRS site for private development. ...

Making it clear, for all to see ...

COVINGTON, Ky. -- (We're The Cov, and we're proud of it.) The people at the City who help attract new jobs and investment to Covington, support entrepreneurs, help existing businesses overcome challenges, and market Covington’s unique features and edgy personality showed up at the IRS site on Monday to hang new banners. The messages and design on the banners were part of a new ...

Breaking it down

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Excavators are like a Swiss Army knife or Leatherman – with the right set of attachments, you can pretty much handle any job. Which is another way of saying that O’Rourke Wrecking has ALL the tools, and it’s employing a variety of them as its crews continue to sweep clean the 23-acre former IRS data-processing complex and prepare the site for development. ...

Eastern Corridor efforts win national praise

Officials from the City of Covington and The Center for Great Neighborhoods, who are partnering on the Eastern Corridor Initiative, pose with the award from the American Planning Association. The picture was taken at Covington Yard during the recent awards ceremony at which the City unveiled its new branding message and marketing vision for its economic development efforts. APA award salutes co...

7 recipients of small business assistance epitomize ‘all character, no chains’ brand

The Empanada’s Box, a South American-themed restaurant, will be moving to 212 W. Pike St. from Cincinnati in June. COVINGTON, Ky. – A specialty South American restaurant, a cigar lounge, a specialized chiropractic care business, a destination bourbon bar, a legacy auto repair center, and a flower truck delivery business all received funds during the recent round of Covington’s...

State pledges $45.5MM in future tax revenue to IRS project

O’Rourke Wrecking continues to demolish the 17-acre former IRS “Flat Top” located just west of Madison Avenue. City gets OK to create TIF District to pay for infrastructure costs COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington can use up to $45.5 million in future state tax revenue to help develop the 23-acre site downtown where a former IRS data-processing facility is being t...
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