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City of Binghamton New York - Mayor Kraham Kicks Off Clinton Street Revitalization Effort 11 August 2022 ( news )
City of Binghamton , state New York ( By Press Release office)
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Mayor Kraham Kicks Off Clinton Street Revitalization Effort
City Releases Online Survey to Collect Public Input on Plans to Revitalize Key First Ward Corridor
( BINGHAMTON , N . Y . )
Mayor Jared M . Kraham on Thursday joined First Ward business owners and community members to kick off a major revitalization effort on Clinton Street , announcing the launch of an online survey to collect public input on the development of the Clinton Street Neighborhood Business Distric......t .
“Clinton Street is ripe for revitalization , with its historic storefronts , walkable footprint , development - ready spaces and proximity to Binghamton’s urban core , ” said
Mayor Jared M . Kraham
. “With support from New York State through the Downtown Revitalization Initiative ( DRI ) , the City would advance an ambitious plan to reimagine the Clinton Street Neighborhood Business District and rejuvenate the surrounding neighborhoods . The online survey released today is a first step in gathering community input on the future of this important First Ward corridor . ”
The City of Binghamton plans to apply for funding for Clinton Street revitalization efforts through the New York State DRI . Applications are due in late September .
The online survey released Thursday seeks public input on Clinton Street and its future streetscape improvements , commercial redevelopment and housing .
"We decided to make Clinton Street the home of our small business because we recognized the area’s potential and wanted to be part of the positive momentum happening here , ” said
Katie Perkins , owner of Milk + Ice
Ely Rooney , owner of De Colores
. “We’re excited Mayor Kraham is leading this new effort to revitalize the Clinton Street Neighborhood Business District , invest in the community and build a better future for those who live , work and visit here . "
"We know the Clinton Street neighborhood can become as vibrant as our Club kids , " said Marybeth Smith , Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Binghamton . "Investing in the First Ward will enrich the lives of everyone , especially our youth
the future of this city . "
"It seems the time is right for Clinton Street , ” said
Jerry Willard , Executive Director of the First Ward Action Council
. “The Kraham administration’s plan to seek the input of the neighborhood and , ultimately , money to continue the improvement of the business district is just what ' s needed for this promising area . This is great news . "
The survey can be found here:
www . surveymonkey . com/r/PMC9DK3
The deadline to complete the survey is August 31
A public workshop to gather additional input is scheduled for Wednesday , September 14 at 6pm at the First Ward Senior Center ( 226 Clinton Street ) .
Through the Binghamton Local Development Corporation ( BLDC ) , the City has hired a team of consultants from Barton & Loguidice , 4ward Planning Inc . and Whitham Planning & Design to help design the revitalization plan .
In addition to feedback from the survey and public workshop , the team will work directly with stakeholders , including local business owners , non - profits and community members , to shape the future of Clinton Street .
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