Parking Garage Near Binghamton Boscov’s Store to Be Torn Down
Demolition of the crumbling Water Street parking ramp in downtown Binghamton is expected to get underway soon.
Mayor Richard David has announced the garage next to Boscov's department store will be torn down and replaced with a mixed-used parking and housing structure.
United Group of Troy and The Pike Company of Rochester will be partners in what is described as a "$48 million total development project."
The existing 50-year-old parking facility is to be removed to make way for a five-story, 549-space public garage.
A five-story 122-unit apartment complex is to be built over the parking facility.
According to a City Hall news release, the garage demolition is to start after Christmas Day to avoid affected Boscov's during the holiday shopping season.
Fifteen years ago, a 7,000-pound piece of concrete fell from the Water Street garage and sliced through a trailer parked at Boscov's loading dock.
After that incident, dozens of similar decorative concrete slabs were removed from the ramp because of safety concerns.
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