The city of Springfield is receiving more than three-quarters of a million dollars to renovate a downtown building into affordable housing.
Governor Steve Beshear said in a statement the project will revive the historic Robertson Building and provide housing for several families. The $780,000 Community Development Block Grant was announced last week. Beshear's office says the Robertson Building was built about a century ago. It was once a commercial hub but has been vacant for several years. The building is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The apartments will be used for low-income housing. A study last year found a high demand for low-income housing in the city. Beshear's office says the project has been approved by the state Historic Preservation Office.