The City of Covington has undergone a dramatic transformation over the last three years, and therefore has created a precedent for urban renaissance in the region. More than $20 million in new development has occurred and another $165 million is in the works that has new residents, businesses, and visitors flocking back to the city’s core. This swift recovery is largely a result of developments that were featured on the tour in April 2015!

Beyond the Curb featured the City of Covington on April 19, 2015. The tour exposed twelve unique properties in Covington’s dynamic Licking Riverside, Pike Street Corridor, and MainStrasse Village neighborhoods. In true urban fashion, we encouraged tour goers to go beyond the curb by walking, biking, or carpooling to each of the tour stops.



|The Catalytic Fund


|Corporex  |Towne Properties  |Orleans Development  |City of Covington


|Ashley Construction Inc.  |The Salyers Group  |Huff Realty  |Citizens Bank of Northern Kentucky  |Covington Business Council


|Sherwin Williams  |Kris Brandenburg  |Stock Yards Bank and Trust  |Lee Bledsoe of Pivot Realty 


|River City News  |Braxton Brewing Company  |Neltner Small Batch  |Renaissance Covington  |Robinson Sotheby’s International Realty




  • Braxton Brewing Company
  • Uncle Buddy’s Cafe
  • Leftbank Coffeehouse


  • Piper’s Cafe
  • Village Gifts KY
  • Ottoman Imports
  • Julie’s Inspiration Consignment Shoppe
  • The Candy Bar
  • It’s Only Fair
  • Sugar Cube Records
  • Bouquet Restaurant
  • Ottos
  • MainBite Restaurant


  • Roebling Point Books & Coffee
  • First Watch
  • Molly Malones


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220 Pike Street

Get a sneak peak of a project currently under construction by visiting 220 Pike Street. This three-story building will set a new standard for the corridor. It will consist of a mix of uses including a single-family residence for homeowners and true urban pioneers Dave and Marisa Meyer, as well as ground floor co-working space … Continue reading 220 Pike Street

422 W Seventh Street

Not every historic home has to look historic inside, and 422 W 7th Street takes tour goers beyond the traditional exteriors visible from the curb into a freshly updated interior. When originally built in the 1880’s, Lee Bledsoe’s home was a three-story mixed-use building, likely built for the owners and their family to live above their … Continue reading 422 W Seventh Street

Boone Block

Catch a sneak peak of an extremely unique project that is currently under construction by Orleans Development called the Boone Block. Built in 1872, the building has an extended history of housing Covington’s residents and businesses. It will soon have new life as nine three-story single-family attached townhomes. However, these are not your ordinary townhomes. … Continue reading Boone Block

Braxton Brewing Co.

Braxton Brewing is Northern Kentucky’s first freestanding microbrewery. It is also a resource for the entrepreneurial community, offering meeting space, co-working space, and high-speed gigabit internet service. Braxton Brewery blends technology with tradition all in the name of entrepreneurialism. Get a tour of this state-of-the-art micro-brewing facility by one of the head brewmasters at one … Continue reading Braxton Brewing Co.

Market Lofts

The former site of Covington’s largest wholesale grocer operation, the Market Lofts is a transformative historic renovation project in the Pike Street Corridor. This is a comprehensive rehabilitation of two adjoining structures into 15 market-rate apartment units by Orleans Development. The Market Lofts offers studio and one-bedroom units ranging in size from 700 – 1,200 … Continue reading Market Lofts

Mutual Building

The Mutual Building consists of 15 one-bedroom market-rate loft-style apartment units and 11,000 square-feet of ground floor commercial space. Located at a prominent intersection in the heart of downtown Covington, the Mutual Building is a symbol for this River City’s revitalization. The renovated structure offers a seamless combination of historic architecture and contemporary interior design. … Continue reading Mutual Building

Pike Star

Pike Star was renovated in 2014 into 7 market-rate loft-style studio and one-bedroom units with ground floor office space for UpTech – a business informatics accelerator. The three-story historic building boasts modern interiors complete with upscale appliances, lofty ceilings, and exposed brick. Pike Star was one of the first mixed-use projects to be undertaken in … Continue reading Pike Star

Platform 53

Platform 53 is a membership-based collaborative working (co-working) space for independent professionals, entrepreneurs, mobile workers, and small businesses. Co-working is a part of a larger start-up ecosystem that includes accelerators, incubators, and venture capital funds. Co-working is a fairly new concept to the Midwest. Cincinnati in particular, has only seven co-working communities available in the … Continue reading Platform 53

Pulse Lofts

The Pulse Lofts, constructed by Orleans Development, was the first major investment in the Pike Street Corridor in more than a decade. The upscale apartment project has set the stage for growth in the corridor today. The Pulse Lofts consists of 32 newly constructed apartment units. The building itself is a contemporary reinterpretation of the … Continue reading Pulse Lofts

Roebling Row

Named after the creator of Covington’s iconic suspension bridge, Roebling Row by Towne Properties offers luxurious urban living on the banks of the Ohio River. Completed in 2001, the apartment community consists of 86 one and two-bedroom units, complete with an abundance of amenities both on and off the property. Aside from Roebling’s attractive units, … Continue reading Roebling Row

The Ascent

More than a luxury condominium, The Ascent is an aesthetic statement and a towering architectural achievement. Its signature arcing profile invites a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to be part of an exclusive community that literally lives in an original work of art. Designed by renowned architect Daniel Libeskind and constructed by Corporex, The Ascent consists of 70 … Continue reading The Ascent

The Firehouse

Constructed in 1888, Covington’s CFD Engine Co. #4 was removed from service in 1983. At that time, owner and local artist T. Mark Kohlhas with the help of architect Andrew Piaskowy, converted the historic structure into a two-family residence. CJ and Cindy Novack purchased the 127 year old building and made it their home. Formerly an industrial … Continue reading The Firehouse