Covington Comprehensive Plan 2030 – Several Meetings for Public Input

The Covington Comprehensive Plan 2030 is back after taking a meeting hiatus due to COVID. The workshop last Saturday was the first in several public meetings to collect input.


About the Plan

The Comprehensive Plan Update project will include an assessment and revision to the City’s existing 2007 Comprehensive Plan. It will ensure consistency with the City’s evolving vision and assist the City in developing a more resilient place – one in which environmental, social, and economic resilience are inextricably connected and interdependent. The City established a Steering Committee that will assist the planning team and guide the project progress.

Event Schedule

COVID-19 Statement: The novel COVID-19 pandemic caused an unexpected impact on the comprehensive plan update project. For the safety of all residents, meetings were postponed following the outbreak in early 2020. Meetings resumed on 10/14 under Phase III reopening procedures. Meeting registration is not required, but venue attendance will be limited to 45 persons at the City Council Chambers and 75 persons at the Bogue Falaya Hall. All meetings will be recorded and posted to this website. Any meeting feedback, input, or questions are welcomed at

Planning Commission and Public Meeting

Monday, November 16, 2020
6:30 PM 7:30 PM
City Council Chambers

Meeting purpose:

  • Formal introduction to the planning team and review of the project status to date

Steering Committee and Public Meeting (Two Opportunities)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
5:00 PM 6:15 PM
City Council Chambers

Meeting Note:

  • The meeting will be held at 5:00 pm and again at 6:30.

Meeting Purpose:

  • Outcomes from the City Council and Planning Commission meetings
  • Draft document distribution

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
6:00 PM 7:00 PM
City Council Chambers

Meeting purpose:

  • Project status update during the regular Council meeting

Planning Commission and Public Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2021
6:30 PM 7:30 PM
City Council Chambers (map)

Meeting purpose:

  • Comprehensive planning workshop

Planning Commission and Public Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021
6:30 PM 7:30 PM
City Council Chambers

Meeting purpose:

  • Public hearing/plan adoption

Plan 2030 Vision

Photo of Lee Lane in downtown Covington from

In 2030 Covington remains a charming city with a proud history. Those who live in Covington stay for the sense of community and accessibility to regional amenities. Covington is a healthy environment with beloved parks, waterways, and walkable and bikeable routes for commuting and recreational use. It is resilient to hazards and preserves its historic integrity. The familiar arts and music events remain highly anticipated. The city provides opportunities for small businesses and regional services to grow, allowing investment to remain at home and redevelopment to flourish. Housing is available for residents of all abilities and in all stages of life. Infrastructure is ample to match the growing population and the city’s expansion. Covington residents, landowners, and business owners continue to work together to realize and evolve the values and goals of the comprehensive plan to continue the city’s legacy. 

Plan Structure

The planning process includes evaluating current and related plans; guiding the City in updating its vision, goals, and policies; and recommending improvements to key public investments, community facilities, and capital projects.

The comprehensive plan will cover the following elements:

  • Land Use
  • Transportation and Infrastructure
  • Community Character and Urban Design
  • Historical Preservation
  • Housing and Neighborhoods
  • Economic Development
  • Environmental Quality, Sustainability, and Hazard Mitigation
  • Parks, Recreation, and Open Space
  • Placemaking, Art, and Culture
  • Healthy Communities
  • Key Public Investments, Community Facilities, and Capital Improvements

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