A Philadelphia-based developer and Broome County are battling over custody of a blighted EJ eyesore.
Alvaro Munoz has filed an appeal of a judgment allowing Broome County to foreclose on the Endicott-Johnson factory located on North Page Avenue in West Endicott.
The case was heard Thursday in Albany.
Munoz purchased the property in February 2016 for $300,000 plus another $100,000 to buy it out from Alpine LLC, the building's previous owner.
Then, Broome County foreclosed on the property in May of 2016 for unpaid back taxes totaling over $27,000.
Munoz says he sent a check to Broome County, but the County says it never received it.
Munoz wants to redevelop the site as a 125-apartment mixed use senior housing facility with amenities.
A decision will be rendered in the coming months.