Eight additional blighted structures are to be torn down across the city of Binghamton.


Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Mayor Richard David said LCP Group of Vestal will be paid about $172,000 for the demolition work. The contract was awarded to the company late last month.

Buildings will be removed on Gaines Street, Chenango Street, Susquehanna Street, Alfred Street, Second Street, Carroll Street, Baltimore Avenue and Williams Place.

The work is being paid for with local funds and money from the federal Community Development Block Grant program.

The mayor said Wells Fargo agreed to donate properties on Alfred Street and Second Street, along with funding for abatement and demolition.

David said the city will work to expand the strategy by identifying other blighted properties owned by lending institutions.


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