Demolition is scheduled to begin next Monday, July 25 on the Collier Street Parking Garage in Binghamton.  The garage was permanently closed on November 9, 2015 due to structural concerns.  In a joint announcement this morning Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Senator Fred Akshar say $272,900 in state grant funding has been secured to advance the demolition of the structure.

According to a press release from both offices the state grant coupled with $211,100 from the City of Binghamton will enable the demolition project to begin  this month.  Gorick Construction of Binghamton was awarded the $484,000 contract for garage demolition, asbestos abatement and removal of materials.

The City of Binghamton was faced with millions of dollars of repairs to renovate the parking garage or close it down.  Once the site is demolished there will be a new surface lot constructed and then opened to the public along with other projects possible in that space as well.