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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.
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.
The Cincinnati Preservation Association gathered to hand out 14 awards to some of the most successful preservation projects around the region earlier this month.
While Cincinnati leaders continue to struggle to generate more revenue from their parking assets than it costs to operate and maintain them, Covington officials have already figured it out.
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