News 13 continues to check out properties that some consider eyesores. We have the latest information on one of those locations in this News 13 Problem Solver report.
The property is hard to miss as you travel on Tyndall Parkway in Springfield. At one time there was a book store here and a mobile home park.
Springfield Code Enforcement Officer Lee Penton says both businesses had to close for owner health reasons. Penton says, "Owners left.. when they left nobody cut the grass. If you look around there's probably within five miles of this location here four or five other mobile home dealer or sales lots that come to the same thing out of business." The owner of the property has been able to maintain the grass better. But, in doing so, you now see more of the problem.
The City of Springfield is trying to work with the owner to alleviate these issues. Penton says, "Because he was a businessperson in the City of Springfield for a long time he has got plans to get it cleaned up. He is looking for help. He has asked us for help and we will do everything we can. We both have the same goal…to get it cleaned up that is his goal and our goal. Whatever we can do to help him get that by any means…we will help him get there hopefully within a few weeks."
This property is just another item on a long list Springfield Code Enforcement is trying to deal with. We will keep you posted on the progress in resolving this eyesore issue.