Form at the Forefront of Zoning Code Rewrite in Covington, Kentucky
"Covington intends to fundamentally restructure its approach to zoning. And it has begun what will amount to an 18-month rewrite of its massive Zoning Ordinance, which officials say is beset with deficiencies," reports Dan Hassert in a press release posted on the city's website.
The city's zoning code is s described as "unwieldy and frustrating," and both developers and preservationists complain about the outcomes of the code. Christopher Myers, Covington preservation and planning specialist, is quoted in the article indicating that the city will move away from a Euclidean separation of uses and more toward a form-based approach. Hassert described the expected outcome of the process as a "form-based Neighborhood Development Code."
The city hired Kendig Keast Collaborative, a Texas-based consultant, to shepherd the process.