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Abandoned Endicott Johnson Buildings Set to be Apartments

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Two long-abandoned Endicott Johnson buildings in Johnson City, could be getting a new lease on life.

With groundbreaking on Binghamton University's Pharmacy set for the spring of 2016 the Regan Development Corporation is planning to transform the two old industrial buildings on Baldwin Avenue into market-rate apartments for both families and students.

The project is estimated to cost around $29 million, and the firm hopes to use federal, state, and historical tax credits to help finance the project.

Regan will also seek $1.3 million from the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development Council for the project, which will include 104 residential units.

"It's really emotional. We are great grand children of the people that worked in these floors. My mother and father in law worked for 42 years in these buildings," said Ron Heebner, Broome County Legislator.

The project would create over 140 temporary construction jobs and about 20 permanent jobs upon completion, which would be in 2018, following the opening of the Pharmacy School.