Binghamton announces contract to demolish flood damaged properties

By Nicky Hickling

Binghamton announces contract to demolish flood damaged properties

March 26, 2014 Updated Mar 27, 2014 at 2:39 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The City of Binghamton has awarded a contract to demolish eighteen structures as part of a Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout project.

The city unanimously awarded the contract to All-Around Excavating, of Johnson City, at a cost of $213,200.00.

“This is the final chapter in a long and difficult process for many residents affected by the 2011 flood,” said Mayor Rich David. “The City will be working closely with residents to repurpose these properties.”

In late April, the first wave of demolitions will begin. The sites can then be transformed for other approved uses, such as expanding neighboring parcels.

Thursday at 5:30 p.m. the city of Binghamton will host a public meeting to answer any questions about the process. It will take place in the City Council Work Room on the first floor of city hall.

The 18 FEMA buyout properties are listed below:

1 Avon Rd.
3 Avon Rd.
4 Avon Rd.
1 Baltimore Ave.
14 Baltimore Ave.
16 Baltimore Ave.
29 Baltimore Ave.
9 Duke St.
7 Laurel Ave.
9 Laurel Ave.
12 Lourdes Rd.
14 Lourdes Rd.
16 Lourdes Rd.
22 New St.
24 New St.
5 Vermont Ave.
7 Vermont Ave.
8 Vermont Ave.

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