Washington Ave. Building May Be Removed to Improve Parking Access
An Endicott building that had become a trouble spot might be torn down as part of an effort to remake Washington Avenue.
Village Mayor LInda Jackson said removing the structure on the west side of the avenue near North Street would make it easier for people to get to a municipal parking lot.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Jackson said she has spoken to the owner of the property at 10 Washington Avenue.
The mayor said she is hoping the village might be able to obtain the now-vacant building for "a reasonable price."
A few years ago, police were being called frequently to what had been a rooming house on the second and third floors of the building. They were dealing with assaults, disputes and alleged drug dealing.
Now, the commercial space on the first floor is filled with debris, including a mattress on the floor. The upper floors now are empty.
Jackson said the village might explore the possibility of tearing down other empty, rundown buildings along the Avenue to provide pass-throughs to parking areas.
Contact WNBF News reporter Bob Joseph: firstname.lastname@example.org or (607) 772-8400 extension 233.
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