Binghamton University to Develop Park in Downtown Johnson City
A greenspace project is being planned for an area near the Binghamton University Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City.
University President Harvey Stenger said a park and walkway will be developed on about two acres of land between Corliss Avenue and Main Street.
Stenger said the project will provide a convenient, attractive and safe connection between university facilities and the downtown business district.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Stenger said the university is working with Broome County to design the park.
Buildings on properties on Lewis Street, Jennison Avenue, Willow Street and Main Street are to be torn down to make way for the greenspace project.
Stenger said he would like to see the area cleared by the end of April so the site will be ready for development when the design work is finalized.
Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie is looking forward to the new project. He said "it's a great idea."
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: email@example.com or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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