2001, the Fischer Development Company announced a new development in
the city. Plans called for the construction of 250 condominiums at the
peak of Pigeon Point in the city's east end. The 33-acre site offered
spectacular views of Cincinnati, Covington and Ludlow. The project called
for an estimated investment of between $30 and $40 million dollars.
The Pigeon Point site remained undeveloped throughout most of the city's
history due to the lack of water and sanitation lines. In September
2000, the City of Ludlow turned over its water district to the Northern
Kentucky Water District. Also at this time, the sewer lines in the city
became the responsibility of the Sanitation District No. 1. These new
entities possessed the appropriate funds to provide sewer and water
service the Pigeon Point area. With these services in place, development
the River's Breeze development was called "Chateaux Devou,"
because of its location adjacent to Covington's Devou Park. Later in
2001, the name was changed to River's Breeze. The Ludlow City Council
passed a resolution changing the name of Uphill Avenue to River's Breeze
Drive. This road would provide access to the new development from Route
8 (Highway Avenue).
Groundbreaking for the new project took place on September 17, 2001.
Before the close of the year, much of the grading on the site and the
construction of River's Breeze Drive was complete.
Kentucky Enquirer, February 1, 2001; Kentucky Post, September 15,
2001, p. 2k.