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Old Binghamton gas station and car wash to be demolished

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Buildings at a property which used to be home to a gas station and car wash are set to be torn down.

Binghamton Mayor Rich David announced on Thursday that the buildings at 419-421 Chenango Street will be demolished.

“Every resident of the North Side, and probably every resident of Binghamton, knows this notorious Chenango St. eyesore,” Mayor David said in a press release. “For years, the property has sat vacant and blighted on a main gateway and commercial corridor in our community. We’re taking action and providing relief for neighbors and businesses living with this embarrassing property on a daily basis.”

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) performed environmental cleanup in 2011, which the city says resulted in a $76,000 lien against the property.

"Mayor David was able to negotiate an agreement with the DEC and Broome County whereby the DEC would release the lien and generally waive its claim to past costs, allowing Broome County to foreclose on the property and transfer it to the City for one dollar," Mayor David's staff said in a press release. 

The mayor's office estimates the demolition will be complete by the end of 2017. The city also announced a multi-family home located at 423 Chenango Street will also be demolished. The City acquired the property from Broome County in 2016.

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