Feb 24, 2013 8:19 PM
COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Covington City Hall will soon be moving to make way for a $25 million boutique hotel known as Hotel Covington.
The Kentucky Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/Wk9y4N ) the new city offices will occupy a two-story, 22,000 square-foot building that used to be a J.C. Penney store.
The new building is owned by the Covington-based Salyers Group.
City Manager Larry Klein said officials are still negotiating the terms of the lease, but it will likely run for three years with an option to renew.
City officials say the move is temporary, but the Salyers Group plans to spend $300,000 to renovate the building in the hope of keeping City Hall there permanently.
City offices currently take up only a small area of the 80,000-square-foot, seven-story building where they are currently located.
Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer, http://www.nky.com
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