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City Offering Incentives To Revitalize Enos Park

A new art residency in Springfield is now accepting applications. (WICS File Photo)

The City of Springfield will begin offering incentives for people to live in and revitalize the Enos Park neighborhood. On Tuesday night, the city council approved two programs that would use the district's own TIF funds to enhance the historic district.

One program is designed for Springfield police officers or firefighters. It would provide up to a $20,000 grant to purchase or build a home. With the second program, current homeowners can apply for a 50% match of up to $15,000 to renovate the exteriors of their homes.

"We're trying to promote home ownership there and there's always the goal through the Enos Park Association to have police officers present," explained Mayor Jim Langfelder. "So that will be a big initiative, as well as for the homeowners, that they would be able to do home improvement programs."

People who are interested must submit an application through the city.

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