Local officials hosted a public meeting in Downtown Binghamton Thursday night to go over the revitalization projects coming to the city from the Greater Binghamton Fund.
The Greater Binghamton Fund is supporting dozens of new economic development projects aimed at transforming Binghamton, Johnson City, and Endicott.
At the Koffman Southern Tier Incubator, dozens learned about the revitalization projects, including new affordable housing, beautifying of parks, and an art-deco revitalization around State Street.
“Street scapes, sidewalks, art parks, the jobs that are going to be created, the new housing units that are going to be put in, all of these improvements are going to be such a positive for this area," said Broome County Executive Jason Garnar.
Construction for these projects is set to begin this spring and is expected to take two years to complete.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the $20 million Greater Binghamton Fund in August 2017.
According to the governor's website, the Greater Binghamton Fund aims to "transform targeted urban centers, or "iDistricts," into communities where the next generation of workers want to live, work, and play."
To learn more about the projects funded by Greater Binghamton Fund, click here. You can view the Southern Tier Regional Economic Development 2018 Progress Report here.