FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2013) – Four tracts of land with buildings preserved as part of the 12th Street Corridor project in Covington will be sold at public auction by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The auction is scheduled Oct. 22, 2013, on site, beginning at 10:30 a.m. EDT. The properties will be available for advance viewing and inspection on Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Three of the buildings are brick houses. The fourth is a brick and frame commercial building that formerly housed a lumber company. Their preservation was part of the Commonwealth’s agreement with the Federal Highway Administration for federal funding of the $24 million 12th Street Corridor widening project.
With a direct connection to Interstate 75, 12th Street serves as a doorway to Covington. The project turned a narrow, traffic-congested street into a boulevard with double traffic lanes, parking lanes and a landscaped median.
The land and buildings to be auctioned are being offered for public sale “as is,” subject to terms and conditions of historic preservation and conservation easements that will run in perpetuity with the properties. Sales are subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet, and – as is customary – the Commonwealth reserves the right to reject any and all bids.
A closer look at the properties:
• Tract 1 – 0.107 acre, known as 1205 James Simpson Jr. Way. A 2½ -story brick house, built about 1910 and known as the Flannery Building. It is 2,466 square feet and was relocated to the property.
• Tract 2 – 0.067 acre, known as 1205 Lee St., southwest corner of Lee and 12th streets. A 2½-story brick house, built about 1863 and known as the Lubber House. It is 3,168 square feet.
• Tract 3 – 0.127 acre, known as 1208 W. 12th St., southeast corner of Lee and 12th streets. A 1½-story brick house, built about 1905. It is 1,703 square feet.
• Tract 4 – 0.1913 acre, known as 321-323 W. 12th St., southwest corner of Fisk and 12th streets. A two-story brick and frame building known as the Hellman Lumber property. It is 13,464 square feet.
Questions about the properties may be addressed to Mark McCoy, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Division of Right of Way and Utilities, at (502) 782-4945 or [email protected].