Proposed projects pitched for Greater Binghamton Fund money

ENDICOTT, N.Y. - The urban cores of the Triple Cities will be pitching projects to make transformative changes to our community.

Two public meetings are being held Tuesday in Endicott and Binghamton to give details on the Greater Binghamton Fund.

Announced by Governor Cuomo in August, the Fund will provide $20 millions for transformative projects in Endicott, JC and Binghamton.

The money will be distributed by project allowing each municipality to submit multiple proposals for improvements.

According to Town of Union Economic Development Director Joe Moody, Endicott would propose a new hotel; streets cape improvement and redevelopment along Washington Avenue; new housing along with gateway improvements on Main Street and McKinley Avenue.

Moody says many of the projects are ready to go as they were proposed as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the summer.

"Having those developers already lined up is significant.  They've been thinking their projects over for a good 10 months now.  I would hope they're progressing and moving the ball forward in order to submit an application," said Moody.

The projects will be considered by the Greater Binghamton Work Group, Co-chaired by Broome County Executive Jason Garnar and Terry Kane from Binghamton University.

Applications are due on January 19 with winners announced in the summer.

Another public meeting will be held at the Johnson City Courthouse on Monday at 7 p.m.

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