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Any Planned Demolition of Bavarian Brewery Building is Delayed -- for Now

Possible plans to tear down an iconic Covington building are delayed.

At least a month.

Columbia Sussex, the corporate owner of the Bavarian Brewery building at Twelfth Street and Jillians Way near Interstate 75, did not submit an application for a certificate of appropriateness (COA) and the plans will not be considered by the city's urban design review board (UDRB) at its next meeting on October 20.

The next application deadline is November 3 for the November 17 meeting of the UDBR, Historic Preservation Officer Beth Johnson told The River City News.

A COA is required at the city level because in 1996 Covington adopted a Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) Chapter 99 Development Plan for the site. If UDRB reguses the plan, should one ever be submitted, the issue would go to the city commission. After that, if necessary, it heads to the county judicial system.

The River City News was first to report that Columbia Sussex was considering plans to raze the historic nineteenth century brewery and following that report an online petition drive was launched to save the building.

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Photo: Bavarian Brewery building/RCN file