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18-month zoning rewrite winding down

Feedback sought on draft Neighborhood Development Code   COVINGTON, Ky. - The 18-month effort to modernize, simplify, and improve Covington’s zoning regulations to better guide development is coming to a close.   A full draft of the City’s proposed new Neighborhood Development ...

Restoring your historic home

March 21 event a treasure trove of practical advice, contacts   COVINGTON, Ky. - Efflorescence. Repointing. Window weights. Box gutters. Slate roofs. Lath and plaster.   Buy a historic home in Covington, Newport, Bellevue or a neighboring river city, and you gain entry to a parallel world ...

N.Ky.’s largest law firm moving to Covington

A rendering of the finished Monarch Building restoration and expansion shows the preserved façade, the extra two floors, and the new building (at right) with the connecting atrium. (Photo provided by PCA Architecture). Project features $11.3MM rehab of historic Monarch Building  COVINGTO...

Design to start on two more streetscape projects

Construction work that started last fall continues on the Sixth Street and Scott Boulevard Restoration Project. More appealing look will invite economic investment  COVINGTON, Ky. - The ongoing effort to improve the look, “feel” and walkability of Covington’s primary business...

91 days later, YMCA property changes hands

Developer Guy van Rooyen, front left, and Covington Mayor Joe Meyer, front right, sign agreements to transfer ownership of three properties at Madison Avenue and Pike Street. With the signers were, clockwise from left, attorney Tom Fisher and several City officials: Economic Development Director Tom...

2019 in Review: Covington’s momentum grows

This photo taken by Prus Construction in late October shows the massive transformation that got under way in 2019 on the Covington riverfront, the long-awaited “crown jewel” phase of Riverfront Commons. Year saw economic energy, investments in neighborhoods & infrastructure  COV...

City loosens rules for ‘food trucks’

 The creative design agency BLDG created posters to advertise a regular event featuring food trucks in Covington several years ago.  Pilot program allows more locations, longer hours   COVINGTON, Ky. - Covington has loosened its regulations governing mobile food vendors - aka "f...

Proposals sought for 3 vacant lots

Single-family housing is being built at 954 and 956 Philadelphia St. The City sold the empty lots – and a third lot across the street – to Urban Community Developers in May 2019 after issuing a request for proposals. City seeking developers to build new single-family housing  COVIN...

IRS site: ‘This is real now’

Amid purchase negotiations, consultant pitches mixed-use development with street grid, green spaces   COVINGTON, Ky. - A consultant’s conceptual plan for the 23-acre IRS site includes a restored street grid, a levee park, a community plaza for festivals, and a mixture of buildings contain...

Help for 4 more small businesses

Dixie Chili on Madison Avenue was awarded a forgivable loan to help pay for improvements to its exterior. Program awards $$ for rent, façade work; new round to begin  COVINGTON, Ky. - Four more small businesses were awarded financial help from the City of Covington on Tuesday night as le...
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