Binghamton mayor Richard David is releasing a list of 13 blighted properties due to be torn down as the city concentrates on improving neighborhoods outside of the downtown district.

The mayor says removing the empty and deteriorating buildings will help improve surrounding property values and open up lots for future development.

The properties are on Bevier, Mygatt, Delmar, Stuyvesant, Valley and Tudor Streets as well as Park Avenue.

Demolition is expected to come in May.

The city also plans to demolish the former Department of Public Works barn off the Brandywine Highway.

Money for the demolitions is coming from the Community Development Block Grant and the City’s general fund.