Beyond the Curb turns its urban living showcase attention to Newport


The Catalytic Fund hosted the first Beyond the Curb event in Covington in April and will return Sept. 27 with a focus on Newport. Beyond the Curb’s one-day, self-guided tours aim to promote urban living by showcasing and marketing Northern Kentucky’s river cities as one urban area with a variety of residential options.
 
“Northern Kentucky’s urban offerings have their own character, and there’s plenty of new development and redevelopment projects to explore, all within walking, biking and shuttle distance of downtown Cincinnati,” says Tara Ford, manager of development services for The Catalytic Fund.
 
The Catalytic Fund has been working to help revitalize NKY’s river cities, emphasizing the area’s urban lifestyle with walkable neighborhoods, small business districts, parks, markets and views. Like Covington, Newport has a lot to offer: dining and nightlife at Newport at the Levee, the aquarium, a number of festivals and of course great views of the river and the Cincinnati skyline. Beyond the Curb hopes to enhance these features and expand people’s concepts of where to live in the Tristate.
 
Properties were chosen to appeal to all ages and price points. The tour includes high-rise condos and apartments with views of Cincinnati as well as renovated single-family homes in the heart of Newport’s historic districts.
 
“The trend of urban living has become a movement in the region, and people can enjoy a night out for dinner or weekend brunch, even if they’re not ready to pack up and move downtown,” Ford says. “The Catalytic Fund seeks to showcase the residential opportunities and nearby amenities to potential residents who are interested in affordability, great views, safety, and a fresh take on the urban experience.”
 
Properties featured on the tour include:
 
Riverboat Row
SouthShore Condominiums, 400 Riverboat Row
Vue 180 on the Water, 300 Riverboat Row
 
East Row
823 Overton St.
The Hannaford, 803 E. Sixth St.
934 Hamlet St.
306 Park St.
404 E. Fourth St.
 
Westside
908 Columbia St.
1115 Isabella St.
 
Downtown
Monmouth Row, 415 Monmouth St.
311 York St.
913 Monmouth St.
 
Early bird tickets are $15 and are available for purchase here; day-of tickets are $20. Beyond the Curb Newport will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27, with day-of registration beginning at 10 a.m. at the Carnegie Event Center, 401 Monmouth St.
 
The next Beyond the Curb event will be in Bellevue and Dayton in the spring, followed by one in Ludlow next fall.
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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