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.

These buildings on Lewis Street will be torn down for a greenspace project in Johnson City. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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.

The building that housed the Phuong Nam restaurant on Willow Street will be torn down for the Binghamton University project. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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."

Lots east of the Sav-A-Lot grocery store on Main Street will be turned into greenspace. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

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