Something new may be coming to a 120-year-old Binghamton building that once was a hotel but in recent years became known as a residence for many registered sex offenders.

The "Dixie 2000" rooming house and two neighboring buildings near the downtown baseball stadium are about to be sold at auction.

The five-story structure at 106 Henry Street was the Crown Hotel before becoming the Hotel Dixie in 1950.

The building, along with properties at 104 and 116 Henry Street, will be available in an online auction starting Monday.

A residence at 104 Henry Street on November 15, 2021. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
A residence at 104 Henry Street on November 15, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

According to Broome County records, the properties are owned by Faisal Afify. The starting bid for the auction is $450,000.

The online listing for the buildings suggests the "best use would be to redevelop for student housing."

The properties are located across the street from the Binghamton post office. They are located within the city's proposed "Stadium District" which has been targeted for redevelopment.

An apartment house at 116 Henry Street on April 22, 2021. Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
An apartment house at 116 Henry Street on April 22, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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