Winter Demolition Start Possible for Old IBM Endicott Buildings
The owners of the former IBM Endicott site are moving forward with plans to tear down several unused buildings to clear the way for redevelopment projects.
The long-awaited demolition work could get underway sometime this winter if logistical issues can be worked out.
Chris Pelto - who manages the Huron Campus - said the removal of an old pedestrian walkway over McKinley Avenue was completed on schedule. He said the street was reopened to traffic late Friday afternoon.
The removal of the walkway left an exposed opening on the second floor of the west side of one of the IBM buildings that is no longer in use. Pelto said he expected that opening would be boarded up.
Pelto said Endicott Interconnect Technologies last used a small section of the building in 2007.
Delta Engineers of Endwell is conducting an engineering evaluation ahead of the planned demolition of five unused buildings east of McKinley Avenue.
Pelto said the owners of the Huron Campus - Phoenix Investors - would like to have the structures torn down during the winter, if possible.
The multimillion dollar demolition project could take a few months to complete.
Once the unused buildings are removed, new development plans could be considered for the land along North Street between McKinley and Hayes avenues.
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