City of Binghamton begins demolition on blighted properties

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - The City of Binghamton started its demolition season Monday by knocking down a vacant eyesore on the Southside.

Gorick Construction began taking down 20 and 22 Tremont Avenue Monday morning.

Two other sites, 32 Delmar and 14 Livingston Streets will also be demolished in the coming weeks.

The project costs $82,000 and is funded by Community Development Block Grants.

Mayor Rich David says these properties hurt the image of the City.

"Every resident can either point to a property on their street or neighborhood that is the source of blight. When you're the person who lives near or drives by these dilapidated structures, these are quality of life issues," said David.

This is the first wave of City demolitions slated for this year.

David says the City will contact owners of dilapidated properties in hopes of purchasing them before they are foreclosed to help streamline the demolition process.


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