Binghamton Midtown Mall Project Moving Forward
The Binghamton planning commission is to hold a public hearing on revised plans for a student housing project at a downtown site once occupied by the Midtown Mall.
Stellar 83 Court LLC is seeking approval of a project that would include 76 units with a total of 180 bedrooms.
Binghamton city planner Patrick Day told WNBF News the plans call for development of some commercial space on the street level.
Day said the revised project calls for the construction of more units but fewer bedrooms
The initial project came to a sudden halt after a fire just before Christmas 2010. The blaze ripped through much of the eastern portion of the property.
A judge this month ordered the release of more than $3 million dollars in insurance money to Stellar 83 Court.
Project developer Larry Gladstone has been working with Binghamton’s planning department on the revised plans.
The planning commission public hearing at City Hall is to be held Monday at 5:20 p.m.
The commission is not expected to act on the project Monday because parking issues still must be addressed.
Binghamton mayor Matthew Ryan said he’s pleased the project appears to be getting back on track following the delays after the fire.
Ryan said it appears Gladstone is “ready to go” on the revised project.