Site Prep Starts for Binghamton “Tiny Homes” and Veterans Center
Some preliminary work is underway for Broome County's new veterans resource facility which will include a residential section.
The long-awaited project is being developed at the site once occupied by the State Bowling Center on Binghamton's North Side.
The county acquired the 1.6-acre site from the Salvation Army last year for $180,000. The agency had planned to develop a community center on the property but that project was scrapped.
Workers from Whitmore Fence Company of Dryden on Monday started to erect fencing around the future construction site.
Broome County Executive Jason Garnar told WNBF News groundbreaking for the veterans services and housing project should begin "very soon."
State and federal funding will cover some of the cost of the facility, which will include 10 "tiny homes" to provide affordable housing to veterans.
Garnar said construction is expected to take about a year to complete. A 13,000-square-foot building that will house a "one-stop resource center" should be ready by Veterans Day of this year.
The housing component of the project should be "move-in ready" in early 2025.
VIDEO: WNBF News visited the worksite on February 5, 2024.
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