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Vacant Lot In Johnson City To Be Turned Into Parking Lot

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A public hearing was held Monday night to discuss a proposal for a vacant plot of land in Johnson City that's laid 

Broome-Tioga BOCES plans to use the space, which has sat empty for 17 years, for additional parking for the Johnson City Learning Center which sits across the street from the lot. 

"Our intentions with 476 Main St. is to construct a parking lot which BOCES can utilize with their students and staff. The parking lot would create safe accessible parking which Boces currently is need of," said Justin Marchuska of Marchuska Brothers Construction. 

The construction company, which has constructed various developments on Main Street including 401 Main St, will be working with BOCES to transform the plot of land into a parking lot. 

According to Marchuska, the response they've received from the public has been positive. 

"Our intention with everything we do is to maintain quality space via parking lot or buildings and we feel that this will not only enhance the neighborhood to eliminate this hole that’s been there for a while, but it will also create landscaping along the road which will be well-maintained and a parking lot which people can utilize for education, which is needed," said Marchuska.

476 Main Street has been vacant since 2002 after a fire destroyed the apartment building that stood there.