Another local neglected building will soon meet the wrecking ball. According to officials from the Broome County Land Bank Corporation, this demolition will occur in the town of Fenton.

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Last year (2023), the Land Bank acquired this Hillcrest area property at 65 Nowlan Road in the Town of Fenton. The property has been foreclosed on due to non-payment of taxes.

Joining in the announcement were Broome County Land Bank Executive Director Jessica Haas, Broome County Executive Jason Garnar, Broome County Legislator for District 10 Erin Micha, Town of Fenton Supervisor and Board members, and other officials.

The property at 65 Nowland Road has been vacant for many years, resulting in neglect and structural issues and a neighborhood eyesore. The property was condemned structurally unsound by the Town of Fenton Code Enforcement Office.

Building on the success of last year’s historic round of Land Bank demolition projects, we’re proud to announce the demolition of 65 Nowlan Road in Hillcrest followed by an additional four properties throughout Broome County. This condemned structure was brought to our attention by local officials and through the support of our partners in New York State and Broome County Government, we’re able to remove this dilapidated structure, further improving this wonderful neighborhood. Projects like this wouldn’t be possible without our funding and project partners, including our State officials, who helped secure funding for Land Banks across New York State, and Broome County, who transferred the property to the Land Bank for demolition and graciously provides us with Landfill tipping fee credits. - Broome County Land Bank Executive Director Jessica Haas. 

According to the Broome County Land Bank Corporation, other Broome County properties scheduled for demolition in the first part of 2024 include 282 Ransom Road in the Town of Chenango, 1363 Millburn Drive in the Town of Conklin, 9037 Main Street in the Village of Lisle, and 1529 Nanticoke Drive in the Town of Union. The cost of these five demolition projects totals $87,500.

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