Zoning Ordinance Rewrite in the Works in Kentucky City
Dan Hassert reports that the city of Covington, Kentucky is rewriting its Zoning Ordinance.
According to Hassert, the city's current Zoning Ordinance is having a hard time keeping up with the complexities of contemporary life.
Employing a fundamental one-size-fits-all approach that doesn’t honor Covington’s historic, urban fabric and hasn’t kept pace with the evolution of the city - or new concepts like Airbnb, Tiny Houses or Rideshare services - the existing code is unwieldy, outdated, and frustrating to developers, investors, and residents who interact with it.
The result has been decades’ worth of applications for variances, conditional use permitting, text amendments, and map amendments - all costly and time-consuming attempts to carve out exceptions to accommodate modern land-use goals and developmental needs.
Thus, the Covington City Commission has hired consultant Kendig Keast Collaborative to rewrite the city's Zoning Ordinance.