Mayor David announces first wave of demolitions

By Tyler Race

July 21, 2014 Updated Jul 21, 2014 at 6:38 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Mayor Rich David announced the first of eight waves of blighted property demolitions will begin this week.

The demolitions are funded through the federal government's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program.

The first blighted building, 30 Pearne St, will come down on Tuesday.

“Blight is a serious issue across the City and I’ve made a commitment to attack blight and improve the quality of our neighborhoods for all Binghamton residents,” said Mayor David. “These demolitions are a solid first step in making City neighborhoods cleaner and safer.”

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development administers the CDBG grant funds, to carry out wide ranges of community development activities to revitalize neighborhoods and improve economic development.

The City's Board of Contract and Supply unanimously awarded the contract for demolition to the LCP Group, of Vestal, for $161,525 on April 30.

The eight properties that will be demolished are listed below:

-86 Liberty St.
-92 Liberty St.
-25 Lydia St.
-177 Oak St.
-30 Pearne St.
-13 Varick St.
-9 Way St.
-4 Yager St.

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