Crews have begun the process of tearing down several old buildings near the Binghamton University Health Sciences Campus in Johnson City.

Workers from Gorick Construction on Tuesday morning started demolishing a three-family house at 32 Park Street. Another residential structure next door also was to be removed.

The two houses were just south of a large industrial building that could be used by university manufacturing partners in the future.

Binghamton University president Harvey Stenger has said there are plans to develop greenspace on properties the school has acquired in the neighborhood in recent years.

Buildings on Main Street, Willow Street, Lewis Street and Jennison Avenue are to be torn down in the days ahead.

The properties are located north and east of the university's pharmacy and nursing school complexes on Corliss Avenue.

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)
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