Work Begins on Future Home of Covington Bike Patrol
Work has begun on 409-415 Scott Boulevard which will offer a permanent home to the Covington Bike Patrol on the first floor.
The City of Covington will pay $100,000 (paid for by federal community development block grant funds) to cover fifteen years of rent for the new home serving the previously transient patrol. Terms of a deal between the city and developer RAH Realty were approved in March by the city commission by a unanimous vote.
(This story was first reported in December. SEE: Scott Blvd. Building to Be Renovated, Will House Bike Patrol)
Alan Haenle, the man behind the award-winning rehab of the Ice House building across the street purchased the building for one dollar after it began to deteriorate under city ownership. The upper floors will house overflow offices for the PPS Group which is overcrowded at the Ice House.
The $100,000 paid up front for the rent will save $92,000 over fifteen years, city business development manager Naashom Marx said in March.
409-415 Scott Blvd pre-construction/RCN file
Written by Michael Monks, editor & publisher of The River City News
Photo: Work begins at 409-415 Scott Blvd this week/RCN