Contact Details

Office Address

22 Spiral Dr.

Florence, KY 41042


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Northern Kentucky Area Development District:



Kentucky’s fifteen Area Development Districts comprise a statewide network of multi-county planning and development organizations. We serve as a forum, clearinghouses, technical center, convener for the region and provide continuity to projects during the transition of local elected officials. The ADDs strive to foster regional strategies, solutions and partnerships that achieve sustainable economic growth and improve the overall quality of life for the citizens of Kentucky. Unlike many other organizations structured along multi-jurisdictional lines, the ADDs have both federal and state statutory authority (KRS 147A). The Northern Kentucky Area Development District was organized and held it's first Board meeting in September, 1971.



The Brownfields program began in 2009 when the the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) awarded the Licking River Greenway (LRG) Brownfield Coalition a $200,000 Petroleum Assessment Grant.  That grant was successfully closed out in 2012.  In 2014, the USEPA awarded coalition partners NKADD and the Cities of Covington and Newport $600,000 for Hazardous Assessments.  This project is currently running.


Revolving Loan Fund

The Northern Kentucky Area Development District offers this innovative program through an $800,000 grant provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The BRLF offers a number of options to developers, cities, property owners and other community stakeholders interested in the cleanup of brownfield properties.

About Us

The post war years brought an economic change for Kentucky, from agriculture to manufacturing. Many of the plants that once brought jobs and economic stability have now closed their doors and left behind polluted brownfield sites. Over the past 15 years, Northern Kentucky has worked to identify, assess, cleanup and redevelop brownfield sites. A few cities and counties have worked independently to address their brownfields, and have had success with seeing their sites redeveloped. However, it was not until 2005 that the Northern Kentucky region became united under one strategic plan, and a regional brownfield program began to take shape. Vision 2015 (now Skyward) spearheaded the Licking River Greenway Master Plan: a framework for establishing a green corridor that stretches from the mouth of the Licking at the Ohio River, south to I-275. This 5 mile stretch threads through the Licking River communities of Covington and Taylor Mill in Kenton County , and Newport and Wilder in Campbell Couty. The neighboring Ohio River cities of Ludlow, Bellevue, and Dayton all serve as corridors to the Licking River Greenway (LRG) and improvements to these areas have a direct benefit on the greenway. These communities, because of their desire to develop a greenway and their burgeoning potential for redevelopment and economic investment are leading to a regional brownfield program.

Brownfields Team


Dominique DeLucia /Brownfields Coordinator/



David Spatholt /Small Business Loan Fund Manager/


Community Input

Successful redevelopment is best achieved when local community members and officials are engaged and actively involved in the process.


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 22 Spiral Dr. Florence, KY 41042

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