The city of Covington’s Roebling Point Planning Committee held their kick off meeting on December 7, 2009 at city hall. The group was formed as a result of a commitment from the City Commission to study and explore alternatives in the Roebling Point area following the adoption of the Historic Preservation Overlay (HP-O).
The HP-O designation was approved by Commission in June 2009, and covers the area generally bounded by Scott Street on the west, 3rd Street on the north, Sanford Alley on the east and 4th street on the south.
Portions of the Roebling Point area are also currently within the Renaissance Covington boundary and the boundaries of National Register Historic Districts, which qualifies properties for certain financial incentives.
The first meeting’s agenda covered past planning efforts and initiated discussion on the scope of the plan, the needs and challenges and the opportunities and unique attributes of the area. Highlights included issues related to development, design, pedestrian connectivity, public amenities, streetscaping, transportation and the need to further identify specific implementation items.
The group also discussed the study boundary. This conversation led to a general agreement on a two tiered approach: 1) looking specifically at projects, design and incentives in the focus area and 2) taking a broader look at how this area and the activities within it relate and connect to other activities nearby in the city.
The next meeting of the Roebling Point Planning Committee will be on January 11, 2010, 6:00 – 8:00 PM at City Hall in the Commission Chambers. Discussion topics will include a review of the project scope and schedule, goal setting and detailed discussion of existing conditions. For more information contact Larisa Sims, Assistant City Manager, at 859-292-2160.