Downtown Binghamton Home to More Than 1,000 Students
Thousands of Binghamton University students are moving into dorms on the Vestal campus and into several off-campus housing complexes as they prepare for the start of classes on Monday.
As the school's enrollment continues to grow, more students are living in downtown Binghamton.
More than 1,000 students will be living at downtown complexes. The student housing facilities are expected to be close to capacity.
One new housing complex that originally had expected to welcome its first residents this month remains under construction.
Plans call for the former Press Building on Chenango Street to have about 300 beds for students. Property manager Terrance Maclin said the first units in the 111-year-old building now may be ready around January 15.
Managers at the 20 Hawley Street apartment complex, Chenango Place on Court Street and University Lofts on Chenango Street say they'll be at or close to 100 percent capacity for the new lease year.
A manager at Twin River Commons on Washington Street was not available on Thursday afternoon.
Representatives of the downtown student housing sites say they expect demand will continue to rise over the next few years as Binghamton University's enrollment grows.
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