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City to help 5 more small businesses

The Annex by Greenline Salon operates at 130 W. Sixth St., adjacent to its original location. Program awards $$ for rent, façade work; new round to begin  COVINGTON, Ky. – A City incentive program that has helped 55 small businesses in Covington with first-year rent or façad...

Funding tool for IRS site work leaps first hurdle

TIF district designation in works would use future state tax revenue to repay City’s debt   COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington received preliminary approval today to study the possible use of future state tax revenues to pay for new roads, sidewalks and other improvements to the...

‘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 Cov...

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 t...

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 ca...

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 –...

New basin aims to protect Lewisburg

The new detention basin above the Lewisburg neighborhood. Drainage project designed to hold back 3.5...

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.  ...

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...

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 n...
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