NKY Riverfront is Ready for More Development
Covington and its sister NKY River Cities of Ludlow, Newport, Bellevue, Dayton, and Fort Thomas are ready for new developments, and local leaders made that clear at an event Wednesday dubbed Developers Day. Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper and Jeanne Schroer of the Catalytic Development Fund were on hand:
Northern Kentucky leaders believe the south side of the Ohio River is on the brink of a renaissance: Developments such as The Ascent at Roebling’s Bridge and SouthShore have renewed urban living; Gateway Community and Technical College’s new Urban Campus could bring up to 5,000 students into Covington; and urban industry clusters such as biotech and health information technology are growing.
“The best development opportunity in the Greater Cincinnati region is the urban communities of Northern Kentucky,” said Jeanne Schroer, a 30-year real estate professional and executive director of the newly-launched Catalytic Development Funding Corp. of Northern Kentucky.
Read the full story, and see why Frankfort may be behind NKY's heightened efforts on the riverfront: Cincinnati Enquirer/Amanda Van Benschoten