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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...

Streetside dining OK’d past New Year’s

An outdoor dining and drinking area on Seventh Street is created each evening from on-street parking near Braxton Brewing Co.’s taproom and Parlor on Seventh, McK’s Chicks, and Rich’s Proper Food and Drink restaurants.  City extends pandemic-related ReCov outdoor seating camp...

Another sign of Covington’s ‘ascension’

DBL Law Managing Partner Bob Hoffer takes a bite out of the Monarch Building annex. (Photo courtesy of DBL Law) $11.3MM Monarch Building rehab to create home for DBL Law   COVINGTON, Ky. - With a ferocious bite from an excavator’s “claw,” DBL Law Managing Partner Bob Hoffer ri...

'... entrepreneurial explosion'

  Zapata Cantina joins internationally-themed dining scene in historic spot COVINGTON, Ky. - After months of buildup, on Wednesday it officially happened: Covington has a new restaurant named after a Mexican revolutionary and folk hero and co-owned by a veteran restaurateur who was in 2019 was ...
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