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Riverfront Revitalization Takes Shape in Covington

A new private development project will add outdoor space and public programming to a revitalizing riverfront area in Covington, Kentucky, near Cincinnati.
September 22, 2019, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Pat LaFleur reports on a project that is expected to drive the ongoing renaissance of Covington's Historic Licking Riverside district.

The article centers around the work of developer Covcor Real Estate Investments in the waterfront district unofficially dubbed "Roebling Point," so named due to proximity to the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.

"Covcor's latest venture […] will be an outdoor event space at 401 Greenup Street, currently the location of the former Foster's Garage and now home to a vacant building and surface parking lot," report LaFleur. Covcor is calling the project "Covington Yard."

The idea behind Covington Yard is to create a "third space," and a sense of community, for the revitalizing area, where urban density means many residents don't have backyards.

"Once completed, the lot will have transformed into a space with outdoor seating, patches of grass and newly planted trees, all boxed in by repurposed ocean shipping containers that will house food and drink options to serve the public as well as private event programming," according to LaFleur.

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Published on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 in WCPO
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