Enhancing Kokomo’s ‘curb appeal’: Substantial blight elimination progress in 2016, demolishing 82 homes
Pedestrians and drivers alike may have noticed a number of vacant lots dotting the city limits, which are all that remain after 2016 brought substantial progress in Kokomo’s efforts to demolish blighted homes.
Last year marked a period of continued development for Kokomo, including the announcements of multiple housing projects in the area. While additions certainly are welcome, the city also made substantial leaps in knocking down a little more than 80 blighted homes in the community as part of the federally-funded Indiana Hardest Hit Fund Blight Elimination Program. And, with the Board of Works accepting more bids last week, progress will continue for the work.