In the fall of 2000, world-renowned architect and planner Andres Duany visited Covington for a ten-day charrette, an intense period of planning and design activity. Duany and his team from DPZ worked with community stakeholders to develop a master vision for future development in Covington. Key to the plan was Clark's Grove, a Traditional Neighborhood Development, offering a variety of housing types, a mixture of land uses and a walkable design between the historic Covington square and Turner Lake Park.
The Carroll Street Plan
The Carroll Street Plan builds on the original vision for Clark's Grove. The focus is a one-block area along Carroll Street between the Church of the Good Shepherd and The Swann Building. While single family homes will predominate in phase 2 of Clark's Grove, this block offers opportunities for small-scale, mixed-used development.
The Carroll Building, located on the west end of the block, will be completed this summer and will feature 10 one- and two-bedroom apartments. Further mixed-use development will include office, live/work and additional living space.
Clark's Grove neighbors, local community members, and business leaders contributed to a 2018 weekend charrette focused on the entire block bordered by Carroll, North Swann, Clark, and North Hunt Streets.
The 2018 design team suggested a mixed-use, commercial space at the corner of North Hunt Street and Clark Street to optimize visibility and utilize a shared parking arrangement with the neighborhood church. Stakeholders expressed enthusiasm for a neighborhood restaurant or pub.
A Master Vision
The 2018 charrette process produced a plan for the one-block
area that includes single-family attached housing (townhouses), multi-family housing in the form of a
small-scale condominium building as well as a seven-to-eleven-unit apartment building, and commercial space with
special attention to parking concerns, public outdoor
space and phasing.