New Building Opens at Old Binghamton Hotel Site
The Lincoln Apartments building on Clinton Street in Binghamton. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
People have moved into a newly-constructed building at the site of the old Lincoln Hotel in Binghamton's First Ward.
The Clinton Street project received some state government funding. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
The vacant hotel at 164 Clinton Street was destroyed by a suspicious fire in June 2013.
The First Ward Action Council received state funding to redevelop the site. Council executive director Jerry Willard said construction on the new three-story building was completed in November.
The fire-damaged Lincoln Hotel building in June 2013 shortly before it was demolished. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
Willard said all ten units on the upper floors in what's being called Lincoln Apartments are occupied.
A lottery was held to determine who would be among the first residents of the building.
Willard said he hopes the two commercial spaces available on the street level will be rented within the next few months.
An abandoned building next to the new structure was torn down to provide parking.
Willard said while most of the work on the project has been completed, a few minor tasks including landscaping will be done over the next few months.
A view of the east side of the new commercial and residential building. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]
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