Welcome to Fort Thomas Renaissance

Mission Statement:

The vibrancy of the business climate within the city of Fort Thomas is a critical component of a healthy community. Utilizing the Main Street four-point approach, the Board focuses on positively impacting the designated Renaissance district through economic and physical revitalization. All actions taken by the Board are done with a commitment to improve how we live, work and raise families within the city.

Each year Fort Thomas Renaissance develops goals dedicated to the development of a healthy business climate where our proud heritage helps us shape a promising future – enriching the quality of life in Fort Thomas.


Debbie Buckley
Renaissance Manager/Economic Development Director

FORT THOMAS BUSINESS LISTING The City of Fort Thomas has a diverse number within its business community.  This list is comprehensive but not complete.  If your business is missing, please email Debbie Buckley, Economic Development Director at to be included.  Make sure your website is included.

Renaissance News

City Administrative Offices Temporarily Moving

Fort Thomas City Offices – Temporary Relocation The City of Fort Thomas Administration offices, including City Administrator, City Clerk, Finance office, General Services (office personnel only) and Economic Development Director will be located at the Armory Building (950 S. Fort Thomas Ave) beginning  Monday January 4, 2021. The offices are situated on the first floor…

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Renaissance Events

Fort Thomas Renaissance Board
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board5 days ago
Who else is excited for the Spring Farmers' Market to kick off this month? πŸ…πŸžπŸŽπŸŒ½
#FortThomas #FarmersMarket #ShopLocal #GrownLocal #EatLocal #KYProud
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board7 days ago
Happy 154th Birthday Fort Thomas!πŸŽ‰
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board3 weeks ago

We are now accepting applications for Fort Thomas's new event, Flea In The Fort which will be taking place on May 2, June 6, & August 1 from 10am-3pm on the grass lawn near the Mess Hall in Tower Park.

We will have food trucks, live music, Braxton Beer, and of course artisan and craftsman vendors to shop at!

The application is located below and can be picked up in the Armory lobby at 950 South Fort Thomas Avenue (park entrance).

Please contact Sam Shelton at or (859)572-1209 with any questions or comments.
#FortThomas #FleaInTheFort #TowerPark
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board
Fort Thomas Renaissance Board2 months ago
Subscribe to FTC Community Builders and receive a bi-monthly newsletter with insider info and opportunities about Fort Thomas Coffee's transition to One Highland!


During the late 1990’s the city’s elected body, staff and community volunteers engaged in a considerable effort to assess the city’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats as it planned for the new millennium and continued success for the community. This effort included a long range strategic visioning process, update of the city’s official 20-year Comprehensive Plan, and consensus building from the elected body to establish priorities and areas of focus. These initiatives were completed with involvement and input from elected officials, city staff, volunteer committees, focus group meetings and professional consultants. One common theme that arose throughout this planning process was the need to reinvest in and revitalize the city’s urban core, specifically its historic business districts which were beginning to show signs of economic and physical decline.

In 2000, the city formed a citizen volunteer committee named Fort Thomas Forward to lead the development of an urban design and streetscape master plan for the center of town. During this same period, the city received state designation as a silver-level Renaissance Kentucky/Main Street community for its CBD revitalization efforts and received $95,000 in Direct Appropriation funds to underwrite some of the initial streetscape revitalization costs, specifically a CBD utility relocation project, market study, and new CBD streetscape design and engineering. Subsequently, a part-time manager position and Fort Thomas Renaissance Board were created pursuant to the requirements of the state Renaissance Kentucky/Main Street program.

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