COVINGTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN UPDATE
The City of Covington hired the DBA Team to evaluate and update its comprehensive plan. The previous plan was developed in 2007 and required a revised vision statement and goals to align with the City’s current environment and trends. The Team’s engagement approach includes stakeholder meetings, public workshops, and City staff interviews. A digital and printed survey was made available to those who live, work, and visit Covington, while other input is collected through the project’s website and social media pages. The planning analysis involves evaluating and updating trends from existing planning and policy documents. The comprehensive plan’s elements include land use; transportation and infrastructure; community character and urban design; historic preservation; housing and neighborhoods; economic development; environmental quality, sustainability, and hazard mitigation; parks, recreation, and open space; place making, art, and culture; healthy communities; key public investments, community facilities, and capital improvements. Phased implementation will be developed along with multiple low-cost, high-impact Quick Start Projects. The plan was unanimously approved by the City Council.