Housing Project Considered for Just-Closed Binghamton Church
A nearly-century-old church building in the city of Binghamton may soon get a new life.
The final regular Sunday service at Ross Memorial Presbyterian Church on the South Side was held on January 9.
The property at Morris Street and Mitchell Avenue was put on the market with an asking price of $199,000.
Real estate agent John Burns Jr. is prepared to buy the site if the assessment for the property can be reduced.
Burns said the property is under contract. He noted it currently has a full market value of nearly $750,000. He said that would result in an annual tax bill of $52,000.
Burns said he wants the assessment reduced to a "fair number" to make converting the old church into a senior apartment building.
The reassessment process is on hold for the moment because city assessor Margaret Myers retired last month.
The four-floor church building was built in 1927. It has nearly 9,600 square feet of space.