The long-awaited makeover of the sprawling building dubbed the "biggest eyesore in Broome County" is underway.

Construction workers have been busy over the past couple of months inside the old Endicott Johnson Victory building at 59 Lester Avenue in Johnson City.

Syracuse developer Matthew Paulus has said his $30 million project would turn the abandoned complex into 108 apartments and 7,500 square feet of commercial space.

The west side of the old shoe factory on Lester Avenue on August 23, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Paulus acquired the century-old building for $1.6 million early last year.

Lights now are visible throughout the massive structure, which most recently had been used as a storage facility.

The 253,000-square-foot building was constructed in 1921. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

When Paulus announced his redevelopment plan last December, he indicated the project could be completed in early 2023.

County Executive Jason Garnar in the past had described the property as "the biggest eyesore in Broome County."

The Victory building in Johnson City on August 20, 2021. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
Enter your number to get our free mobile app

Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: bob@wnbf.com or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.

For breaking news and updates on developing stories, follow @BinghamtonNow on Twitter.

LOOK: Here are the pets banned in each state

Because the regulation of exotic animals is left to states, some organizations, including The Humane Society of the United States, advocate for federal, standardized legislation that would ban owning large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.

LOOK: Oldest Disneyland Rides From 1955 to Today

Stacker, set out to compile a definitive list of every Disneyland attraction you can enjoy today and ranked them by their age. Using real-time data from Touring Plans, Disney archives, and historical news releases and reviews, our list starts with exciting recent park additions and stretches back to the oldest opening-day classics. This list focuses on the original Disneyland Park, so you will not see any rides from its neighboring California Adventure located just across the promenade. Read on to discover the oldest Disneyland rides you can still ride today.