by Michael Monks
THE RIVER CITY NEWS MORE COVINGTON NEWS THAN ANY OTHER SOURCE
This is an update to a post that originally appeared this morning in The Sunday Edition. An historic building may be torn to make way for a parking lot that would serve Legacy Financial Advisors, a young company that recently renovated its own historic building. Progress With Preservation is urging its supporters to attend Monday afternoon's meeting of the Urban Design Review Board which will hear the issue. From Progress With Preservation:
Legacy Financial will request approval for demolition of 119-121 E 4th Street in order to build a parking lot.The address is the combination of two townhouses that were joined many years ago and date back to before the Civil War.
Legacy Financial has done a great renovation job on their current property and has improved the Roebling Point neighborhood by this work. However, there are 1,950 public and private pay parking spots within 2 city blocks of the Legacy Financial building.
119-121 E 4th Street is a significant historic building and complements the area. It is financially viable as office or residential space.
Please attend the meeting at 4:00 p.m. in City Hall on Monday March 19th to let your voice be heard – advocate for adaptive re-use of Covington’s historic assets, including 119-121 E 4th Street.