A Binghamton building that has been home to a downtown business for many years is being torn down so the site can be used for parking.

A demolition crew on Monday started working to remove the Carroll Street building that had housed Jennings Environmental Management until a few weeks ago.

Additional parking will be available for people who work at the Security Mutual Building, seen on the right side of this picture. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Business owner Wayne Jennings said he was "a little bit sad" as he watched the workers start removing the structure he recently sold to Security Mutual Life Insurance.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jennings said Security Mutual had approached him in the past about selling the property and he finally decided to do so.

Jennings Environmental Management has relocated its offices to a historic house just around the corner on Hawley Street.

Jennings was nostalgic as he recalled many of the projects his firm had worked on in the surrounding business district over the years as part of the ongoing effort to revitalize downtown Binghamton.

Security Mutual now owns several properties on the west side of Carroll Street near the Abruzzese Social Club building. In recent years, the company has been adding parking lots for workers at its headquarters at Court and Exchange streets.

LCP Group of Vestal began demolishing the building at 63 Carroll Street on May 14, 2018. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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