Recent Projects


 Recent Projects

Wm. Vans Coffee House

The City assisted the business owner with the cost of physically relocating this historic site to its present location on 7th Street.

Kidzeum

Kidzeum renovated the Schnepp & Barnes Printing Building on East Adams, totaling 18,900 square feet of the 24,000 square feet available, with room for future expansion. TIF funds were used for acquisition, façade renovation, ADA, and fire suppression.

DSI ARTification

The City provided funding to Downtown Springfield, Inc. (DSI) to establish an Artification program, which included the completion of two large-scale murals in downtown Springfield and a “creative crosswalk” celebrating Abraham Lincoln family’s connection to Springfield.


Hy-Vee

The City assisted Hy-Vee is offsetting $2.5 million in costs associated with rehabilitating a blighted former big box property into a full-service Hy-Vee grocery store/restaurant/gas station/coffee shop.

Pepsi Co.

The City worked with Pepsi Co. to keep its local distribution hub within the city limits by helping offset costs of a new facility with Community Development Block Grant funds.

Springfield Art Association

The City assisted with the first floor restoration of Edwards Place in 2015. The SAA capital project includes the remodel of exhibition gallery, restoration of Edwards Place, upgrades to the main studios, construction of a new building to house ceramics, metals, and glass blowing.


Artist Residency Program


The City partnered with SAA and UIS Visual Arts Gallery to create the Enos Park Residency for Visual Artists. This Program offers 1-12 month residencies for visual artists who have an emphasis on community engagement.

MJ’s Fish & Chicken


The City helped provide 50% of the acquisition costs for this local business to locate in a vacant former restaurant space within the historic Enos Park neighborhood.

Illinois Association of Realtors – Bicentennial Plaza

The City provided funding to the Illinois Association of Realtors to construct a pedestrian plaza in commemoration of Illinois’ 2018 Bicentennial.


St. George Apartments

The City assisted the developer with costs associated with adaptively reusing and renovating the second and third stories of a mid-century office building in downtown Springfield to create residential units.

Enos Park - selected properties

The City partnered with the Enos Park Neighborhood Association to develop a neighborhood master plan, as well as in the acquisition and rehabilitation of properties to improve the neighborhood utilizing tax increment financing.