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Covington became the first community in the region to unveil micro-parks in place of on-street parking spaces for automobiles. The five "parklets" will remain in place until winter, and are open to the public.
The Niehoff Urban Studio and UrbanCincy have partnered to host an open house at UC's Community Design Center to discuss unique placemaking and neighborhood development strategies being implemented throughout the city.
The City of Covington is currently gathering public input on how to spend federal funds provided to the Northern Kentucky community through HUD's Community Development Block Grants.
Parking has, for long, been free in Covington's MainStrasse Village, but that will change later this month when a new payment-based parking plan for the popular business district goes into effect.
Over the last several months designers have been putting together ideas to transform on-street parking into public gathering places in Covington. Five winning projects have been selected and will soon be installed.