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[Covington] Downtown to get a makeover

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Covington downtown to get makeover

Can anyone say for certain what kind of buildings these are? Projects? Non-historical homes? I'm really curious now...

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1. A handful of projects, at a cost of +$50 million, will revamp Covington's downtown.

2. 90 homes will be demolished.

2a. 40 homes will be demolished for the 12th Street widening project.

2b. Kenton County will demolish 36 buildings as early as mid-April for the St. Elizabeth access road.

3. KYTC will widen 12th Street. The city will construct a new access road for the $34 million St. Elizabeth Medical Center near 12th Street.

3a. The 12th Street project will cost $17.5 million. Bids were opened for the 3rd of 4 demolition contracts.

4. Local officials intend to develop an artists' district (similar to Paducah's?)

4a. This will clear the way for new development in what the city has designated an "artist residential" district, where incentives are available to people who buy homes and rehabilitate them.

5. The city of Covington has invested $600,000 to acquire 24 properties to eliminate blight.

Article information: "Covington downtown to get makeover, ASSOCIATED PRESS, Mon, Apr. 02, 2007"

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it is good that there is development going on downtown. however covington has good historic architecture as well as neighborhoods. does anyone know the condition of these homes??

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Covington downtown to get makeover

Can anyone say for certain what kind of buildings these are? Projects? Non-historical homes? I'm really curious now...

Key --

1. A handful of projects, at a cost of +$50 million, will revamp Covington's downtown.

2. 90 homes will be demolished.

2a. 40 homes will be demolished for the 12th Street widening project.

2b. Kenton County will demolish 36 buildings as early as mid-April for the St. Elizabeth access road.

3. KYTC will widen 12th Street. The city will construct a new access road for the $34 million St. Elizabeth Medical Center near 12th Street.

3a. The 12th Street project will cost $17.5 million. Bids were opened for the 3rd of 4 demolition contracts.

4. Local officials intend to develop an artists' district (similar to Paducah's?)

4a. This will clear the way for new development in what the city has designated an "artist residential" district, where incentives are available to people who buy homes and rehabilitate them.

5. The city of Covington has invested $600,000 to acquire 24 properties to eliminate blight.

Article information: "Covington downtown to get makeover, ASSOCIATED PRESS, Mon, Apr. 02, 2007"

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No idea, but its the entire south side. The next time I am up there, if they haven't been demolished already, I'll check it out.

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I live in Covington, and know this road well. These are not historical homes. In fact, several of them are looking pretty sad. Besides personal homeowner impact, this is a very positive move for Covington, and has been needed for years. That road is way too small and tight, and gets a lot of traffic. Too tight of a squeeze for such a busy main road.

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