Downtown expansion explored
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The Covington City Council will likely extend the city’s central business district boundaries as part of a broader plan to encourage more economic development downtown.
Members of Main Street Covington attended the council’s Monday work session to brief them on the proposal to extend the central business district, which is now called mixed use downtown, under the new zoning ordinance.
“We feel like this is the perfect time to be discussing [expanding the CBD] because the hotel/civic center is moving forward,” said Billie Jean Whatley, a member of Main Street Covington.
Main Street Covington proposed extending the CBD from the Covington square down Pace Street towards U.S. Highway 278.