City of Binghamton, New York

Mayor David Kicks Off Wave of Blighted Property Demolitions

12/14/2020

(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David visited 113 Gaylord St. on the East Side on Monday to kick off the City’s latest wave of nine blighted property demolitions.

“Our aggressive and sweeping approach to tearing down eyesores across the City has made Binghamton a true leader in fighting blight,” said Mayor Richard C. David. “Vacant and abandoned buildings hurt nearby property values, attract crime, frustrate residents and contribute to the decline of neighborhoods. We’ve torn down more eyesores than anyone in Broome County, from the most visible areas of the City to the most remote neighborhoods — delivering results for residents.”

The properties to be demolished this round are: 

  • 13 Baltimore Ave.
  • 27 Edwards St.
  • 113 Gaylord St.
  • 28 Gerard Ave.
  • 14 Lydia St.
  • 3 Matis St.
  • 7 Matis St.
  • 40 Medford St.
  • 11 Mill St.

These properties mark the 120th blighted building demolition by the David administration since 2014.

The nine properties were on the Broome County tax foreclosure list. The City acquired them from the County, preventing them from going to the County auction.

Once the buildings are demolished, the vacant lots will be incorporated into the City’s side lot program for purchase by adjoining property owners or kept as permanent green space for flood hazard mitigation.

Gorick Construction, of Binghamton, is performing the demolition work at a cost of $242,00 paid for by a combination of local funds and federal Community Development Block Grant funding.

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