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Union plans more than 60-acre development with housing, shops and restaurants

Union Promenade has already received letters of intent from more than a dozen businesses.
The Union Promenade would create a walkable mixed-use concept in Union, Kentucky.
The Union Promenade would create a walkable mixed-use concept in Union, Kentucky.(City of Union/Enqurier)
Published: Nov. 10, 2021 at 6:05 PM EST
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UNION, Ky. (Enquirer) - The city of Union, Kentucky, has approved zoning for a 61.8 acre development to create a walkable residential and commercial district, according to our media partners at the Enquirer.

Union is located in Boone County south of Florence. The city has a population of 7,416, as of the 2020 census.

A zoning map for the Union Promenade, as the development is called, was approved by the Union City Commission last week.

It will be located in the heart of the city between U.S. 42 and Old Union Road, making it a city focal point facing a well-traveled state highway, according to a press release. [The map below is an approximation.]

The development will feature office space, 50 single-family homes, about 300 multifamily housing units and about 13 individual buildings including retail stores and restaurants.

It promotes a “live, work, play” philosophy, according to the press release, with the residential buildings and offices a walkable distance from the restaurants and stores.

Union has received letters of intent from:

  • Taste of Belgium
  • Dewey’s Pizza
  • United Dairy Farmers
  • Villa Mocha Coffee Shop
  • The Stone Creek Dining Company
  • Goodwood Brewery
  • City Bird Tender Store
  • A food and wine shop
  • Blaze Cigar Lounge
  • Kids Story Children Care Center
  • Lux Lounge Medical Spa
  • A pet grooming salon
  • A beauty salon

A hospital outpatient operation has also expressed interest in the office space.

The developer on the project is 9541 US 42 LLC, which is a joint venture between two Cincinnati-based developers, the Meierjohan Building Group and Thomas J. Ackermann Company.

“The City Commission is dedicated to maintaining the small-town appeal of Union while managing the city’s rapid growth,” wrote Union Mayor Larry Solomon in a statement. “The Union Promenade project will provide a welcome gathering space and heightened quality of life and services.”

The Union Promenade is expected to break ground in 2022, and most of the commercial lots are expected to be open by 2023.

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