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COVINGTON, KENTUCKY

ORCHARD STREET

HUFF Realty

859-578-3927

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SHOTGUNROW


THE STORY Years of controversy persisted over what to do with five shotgun homes located on Orchard Street in the Lee-Holman Historic District of Covington, Kentucky. The District offers rich history, architectural style and community. For over a century Lee-Holman businesses and dwellings served the working class. Shotgun homes comprise a significant portion of the structures in the District. They are critically significant to the fabric of the city. In 1996 the Lee-Holman District was nominated to the National Register of Historic Places. It is believed a quarry operated along Orchard Street initially evidenced by an indentation along the street. Businesses in the District included wagon makers, seamstresses, cabinet builders, cigar makers, bricklayers and laborers. There was a foundry, a lumberyard and a cotton mill. Small groceries also lined the streets. Part of the Westside Neighborhood, the 60 acre parcel was developed around 1815. Platted into several subdivisions, the lots are long and narrow, generally 25 x 90. These lots now accommodate many handsome Italianate style, homes as well as shotguns. The five Orchard Street shotgun homes were specifically named in the application. The Orchard Street shotguns came late to the District. Seven identical homes were originally built in the late 1800’s. The remaining five cannot be torn down due to Kentucky historic guidelines, even though the structures are functionally and mechanically obsolete. After much research and effort an inspired solution was born: Innovate, build on what is well worth saving. Revitalize, demonstrate a strategy to reclaim a significant portion of existing housing stock. Transform, support small businesses that will add flavor and excitement to the community. Create, develop a new community within the historic context of the neighborhood. The “shotgun” floor plan is one room wide, several rooms deep and is noted for ornamented facades fronting modest structures. Built for laborers to be near employment and the city center, shotguns were affordable based on their use of space. The design traces back to African and Haitian roots. It is dubbed “shotgun” by popular American folklore proposing a shotgun bullet fired through the open front door will proceed and exit the open back door of the home, unobstructed. After World War II the modern ranch style home overshadowed the shotgun. Those left behind were associated with blight, viewed as substandard and held in disregard. Fortunately many areas now recognize the significance of the shotgun row. The “rows” occupy narrow rectangular lots with little frontage. This alignment has minimum building separation and a definite streetscape rhythm encour-

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Years of controaging walkability. The homes are easy to maintain, efficient and affordable. Shotguns are flexible and offer economy of lifestyle. The four wall open space provides the ability to customize a live-work floor plan well suited for creatives. As artists play a vital role in engaging the community, artist participation is essential to the redevelopment of the Orchard Street Shotgun Row. Enter the Kresge Foundation, a $3.1 billion private, national foundation supporting opportunities for artistic expression while fostering revitalization in underserved communities. A grant was awarded by the Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington proposing the five homes along Orchard Street be repurposed into artist dwellings incorporating studio space in the homes. The grant was awarded and Orchard Street SGR is now a reality! Today the neighborhood is being reinvented. Proximity to Pike Street, Downtown Cincinnati and Mainstrasse make this location ideal – just as it was when it was first built. We are proud to offer these innovative homes that have been revitalized and transformed, creating a new and vibrant community.

RD STREET

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859-578-3927

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ARTIST SELECTION POLICY For the purpose of this preference, the definition of artist is an individual who has seriously committed themselves to professional production of their respective art form (i.e., exhibitions, performances, screenings, grants, publications, reviews, commissions, peer recognition). Art disciplines are defined as: • A person who creates imaginative works of aesthetic value, including but not limited to literature, poetry, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, music composition, choreography, architecture, film and video, industrial design, fashion design, interior design, tattoo artists, chefs, and graphic design. • A person who creates functional art, including but not limited to metal, textiles, paper, wood ceramic, glass, or plastic objects. • A performer of theatrical arts, including but not limited to, singers, dancers, musicians, actors, performance artists; costume, lighting, sound and set designers. It is recognized that most artists have part-time or full time jobs that are not directly related to their art. What CGN looks for is evidence of artist activities and professional commitment to the arts. In addition to providing evidence of professional commitment, which will be shown in the attached Artist Work Summary, the applicant must have a minimum of 20% of their income earned from their art which must be supported with required IRS income tax forms (CGN leaves it up to their discretion to make exceptions to this requirement based on the artists’ circumstances). Artist Preference Determination Applicants are accepted or rejected for artist preference based on the amount of artistic activities, evidence of professional commitment, and on the amount of income earned from his/her art. CGN makes the final determination but during the review process may rely on a review committee to assist in determining whether the level of artistic activities and evidence of professional commitments exceeds normal levels that would justify an exception to the minimum requirement of 20% earned income from the art activity. The review committee will consist of professionals representing various local Covington arts organizations. Regulatory Compliance Artist involvement is an essential component of the future success of the Orchard Street Studios as an important contributor and supporter of the creative economy in Covington. While we give preference to artists, if a house has been on the market for more than 6 months with no artist bidding on it, CGN will then be open to outside offers from non-artists. Orchard Street Studios are partially financed through federal CDBG and HOME funds and are subject to compliance with Section 42 of the IRS code. All applicants applying for this preference will be treated consistently and fairly, and in accordance with the Fair Housing Act as defined by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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NOTE: Acceptance of artist preference only guarantees that you can make an offer on a home once financing/mortgage has been secured and you have evidence of pre-approval. Additional Requirements • Artists are expected to contribute something back to the community within a year of purchasing the home. They will work with CGN staff to determine a specific project, i.e., public sculpture, a theater camp, etc. • Artists will be expected to attend the Artworks Springboard Business class within a year of purchasing the home (If you have already completed this course, CGN will just need a letter from Artworks stating this fact). An exception to this requirement will be made if an artist has run a profitable arts-related business for over 3 years.

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859-578-3927

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SITE PLAN

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Floorplan A

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ARD STREET

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Floorplan B

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RD STREET

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859-578-3927

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PROJECT PARTNERS COVINGTON, KENTUCKY

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Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington – Project visionaries and developers. The Kresge Foundation – without a grant made by this foundation, the project would not be possible. The City of Covington – for donating property, facilitating funding and assisting with zoning. Republic Bank – for supplying a great loan product. Northern Kentucky Area Development District – for providing an EPA grant. L.I.S.C. –  for supplying predevelopment funding. Ed & Joann Hubert Family Foundation – for supplying an amazing construction loan The Drawing Department – for being awesome architects.

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“I have your best interests in mind!”

Rebecca Weber

Senior Sales Executive, REALTOR® Licensed in Kentucky and Ohio 859-578-4977 ‡ RWeber@huff.com www.RebeccaWeber.huff.com My Practice I have over twenty five years of professional experience from the Hospitality, Health Care, Exhibit Design and Real Estate Industries. I was professionally trained as a chef and spent many years in fine dining restaurants. I have been a full time Realtor ® for over 10 years with a demonstrated track record of sales volume. My success as a Realtor® is due to my ability to anticipate clients' needs and to exceed their expectations. I believe the combination of my diverse experience gives me a distinct edge in delivering complete satisfaction to all my clients.

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2003 VIP Club Award

A.S.O.S - Culinary Arts

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2004 – 2007, 2010 Executive Club Award

B.S. - Hospitality Management

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2006, 2009 Presidents Club Award

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2012 Chairman’s Club Award

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2003 - 2012 Celebrate Excellence Award

Huff Certified Platinum Property Specialist

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2003 - 2012 Realty Alliance National Sales Award

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2008 NKAR Good Neighbor Award

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2010 - 2012 CABR Circle of Excellence

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2009 Certificate of Appreciation Realtor® Magazine

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2009 Ranked 5th at Huff Realty for Gross Earnings

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2009 Awarded Senior Sales Executive Title

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2012 Sales Leader Fort Mitchell Office

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Member - Northern Kentucky Association of Realtors

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Member - Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors

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Member - Northern Kentucky& Cincinnati Multiple Listing Service

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Member - Kentucky & Ohio Association of Realtors

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Member - National Association of Realtors

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Member - Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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Member – The Covington Business Council

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Real Estate Sales Associate

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Shotgun Row  

Lee-Holman Historic District of Covington, Shotgun Row will consist of 5 homes re-purposed into artist dwellings and studio space Homes.

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