NYS budget includes plans for BU pharmacy school

By Nicky Hickling

March 31, 2014 Updated Mar 31, 2014 at 12:20 AM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton University will be granted $10,000,000 dollars to buy land in Johnson City for a new school of pharmacy.

The money is the first step in the project which is estimated to cost between $70,000,000 and $80,000,000 when finished.

New York Senator Tom Libous said the new school will not only benefit BU, but also the neighborhood it will be built in.

"This is going to be very exciting for the community, exciting for the village of Johnson City because we're looking to place that school in the village of Johnson City," said Senator Libous.

The university released a statement Sunday praising the work of local legislators to secure the funding. The university said it was required to pursue the project.