In 2014, the City of Covington partnered with the American Sign Museum to bring CoSign to the down-town business core, a neighborhood targeted for economic redevelopment and revitalization. Covington Arts, the city's municipal arts program received an Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to help fund the project and it's implementation.
This iteration presented CoSign with a different set of challenges including a point-based historic guidelines system and different permitting requirements.
The CoSign process was flexible enough to adjust to these new working conditions and resulted in 9 new signs for the business district. During the engagement phase, 26 businesses applied to participate and over 130 artists attending one of two workshops to learn more about the program. During the design competition, we received 169 designs from 50 artists. Each participating small business was able to pick their favorite design.