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New tool targets vacant commercial spaces

Covington has a long tradition of adaptive reuse, bringing new uses to vacant historic structures. One example is the rehab of the long-vacant building at 801 Madison Ave. to make way for Zapata Cantina.  City incentivizes rehab of historic neighborhood buildings  COVINGTON, Ky. – Th...

Registration starts Friday for restaurant relief fund

Photo courtesy of Kentucky SBDC Competition expected to be fierce for national COVID-19 help  COVINGTON, Ky. – Registration starts tomorrow morning and applications will be accepted starting Monday for a new, national COVID-19 relief fund for restaurants, bars, hotels, caterers, breweries...

Despite pandemic, momentum

1st-in-a-while annual report touts 2020’s stunning growth  in The Cov’s economic development   COVINGTON, Ky. – An eight-page report released today confirms what City officials suspected: Despite the pandemic, 2020 saw stunning growth and investment in Covington’s ...

Wine, Korean BBQ, a Latonia landmark & more

The early morning sun rises over the vacant building at 314 Greenup St. that will soon open as Governors House Wine Bar + Kitchen, created by the owners of Blinkers Tavern steakhouse next door. Small Business incentives move eclectic, electric projects forward;          &nbs...

Seamless transition for City’s new business ‘recruiter’

Susan Smith, who spent 22 years at meetNKY, is the City’s new Manager of Business Attraction.   Smith spent 22 years at meetNKY   COVINGTON, Ky. – Covington’s new Manager of Business Attraction has biked through the Rockies in a hailstorm, hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Pi...

Another blighted building for sale

The City is looking to sell 1530 Holman St. to developers or rehabbers who will renovate it into single-family, owner-occupied housing. City seeking proposals for single-family housing on Holman COVINGTON, Ky. – The City of Covington is putting another long-vacant, blighted building on the mar...

303 Court transformation set to begin

The developers’ rendering of the new apartments and commercial space at 303 Court St. Former jail, city-county office tower to become apartments, commercial space  COVINGTON, Ky. – One of Covington’s tallest buildings when it opened in 1969, 303 Court St. is about to get even ...

Proposals sought for 17 Westside properties

The building at 1110 Locust St. Development bids to return vacant buildings, lots to housing use  COVINGTON, Ky. – A program that has returned or is in the process of returning 44 previously vacant City-owned properties to productive use – with the goal of creating more home ownersh...

Façade work to start on ‘YMCA building’

The top photo shows the “radiator grille” that once covered 614 Madison Ave. The bottom photo shows the two buildings – 641 Madison and 19 E. Pike St., which wraps around it on two sides – as they looked last fall. The middle photo is a conceptual rendering from WorK Architec...

Prep work on IRS site intensifies

City seeks firms for demolition, environmental hazards removal   COVINGTON, Ky. – Three underground fuel tanks. A 3,000-gallon underground concrete “vault.” A sprawling one-story brick facility whose “footprint” stretches across most of 17 acres. Asbestos. Lots of ...
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