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Gateway announces plan for new Covington campus

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COVINGTON, KY (FOX19) -

Gateway Community and Technical College released the details of a plan for its Urban Campus in Covington.

The plan is estimated to cost $80 million over the next 10 years. The college is in the process of acquiring nine existing properties that will be used in the master plan along with some new construction.  Gateway President and CEO Ed Hughes said the nine buildings will form the nucleus of the new campus.

"Today's announcement has been 10 years in the making. It is the culmination of many hours of collaboration, negotiation, discussion, and visioning by dozens and dozens of community leaders, government officials, concerned citizens, Gateway's board of directors, faculty, staff and students, the Gateway Foundation board, and our planning consultants," Hughes said.  "We were encouraged early by the community to think big."

Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper says the new campus will be good for the city.

"The increase in students, faculty and staff will boost the local economy with more jobs, retail and restaurants. It will invigorate Covington's Madison Avenue corridor and restore it to the vibrant district it once was," said Covington Mayor Chuck Scheper.

"This could not have happened without the work of our faculty and staff and the support and encouragement of the people of this region." Hughes said. "We have a bold plan, and we have just begun to execute it.  The future is going to be very exciting."  

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