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Old 12-12-2015, 10:14 AM
 
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What does the future hold for Binghamton, NY? Can you see it being revitalized and having population growth, as well as job growth? Or will it keep losing population and become more and more run down? How about the metro area in general?
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Old 12-12-2015, 11:29 AM
 
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This may give an idea: Three Regions Win $500m Each in Upstate Economic Development Competition | Innovation Trail
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Old 12-12-2015, 12:53 PM
 
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Also, what are you looking for in a neighborhood/community?
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Old 12-12-2015, 01:19 PM
 
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I like that area, it would be so much better if it just had more things to do.
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:30 PM
 
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I like the area a lot, just bought a house in Endwell. I love downtown, reminds me a bit of Ithaca without the pretense. I would love to see more shops open there and more little businesses. I'd also love for us to use the hills all around us to make hiking trails.
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Old 12-16-2015, 02:17 AM
 
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What does the future hold for Binghamton, NY? Can you see it being revitalized and having population growth, as well as job growth? Or will it keep losing population and become more and more run down? How about the metro area in general?

Well, the downtown has improved massively in the past couple of years, and I don't see it backsliding, especially with the anchor of the student housing.

The University is slated to grow another 25% in enrollment by 2020, which will certainly be good for the area.

The combination of the two (more students + improving downtown), also seems to be lifting the West Side close to downtown. For example, the block on the other side of the bridge from downtown on Main. In the past 3 years, it's gone from almost all vacant, with near-collapsing buildings, to most of the buildings renovated and 3 new restaurants.


On the other hand, while I don't think other neighborhoods of Binghamton are going to get worse, I don't see any compelling reason for improvement in them either at this time.

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As for the metro area, I'd say, Vestal's doing well, Johnson City and Endwell seem fairly stable (although downtown JC seems to be hurting lately), and Endicott's declining. I expect that's mostly all going to be true going forward too.
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Old 12-16-2015, 05:41 AM
 
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Well, the downtown has improved massively in the past couple of years, and I don't see it backsliding, especially with the anchor of the student housing.

The University is slated to grow another 25% in enrollment by 2020, which will certainly be good for the area.

The combination of the two (more students + improving downtown), also seems to be lifting the West Side close to downtown. For example, the block on the other side of the bridge from downtown on Main. In the past 3 years, it's gone from almost all vacant, with near-collapsing buildings, to most of the buildings renovated and 3 new restaurants.


On the other hand, while I don't think other neighborhoods of Binghamton are going to get worse, I don't see any compelling reason for improvement in them either at this time.

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As for the metro area, I'd say, Vestal's doing well, Johnson City and Endwell seem fairly stable (although downtown JC seems to be hurting lately), and Endicott's declining. I expect that's mostly all going to be true going forward too.
What about the Chenango Valley/Chenango Forks area just north of city?

I wonder if environmental issues in a portion of Endicott and suburban development just outside of the village has something to do with what is going on there.
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Old 12-17-2015, 07:20 AM
 
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I have hopes for Endicott since a large portion of the $500 million is going into the Huron campus where IBM was located.
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Old 12-17-2015, 08:29 AM
 
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I have hopes for Endicott since a large portion of the $500 million is going into the Huron campus where IBM was located.
That is good news and given the increasing interest in walkability, I think Endicott could bounce back. Same for Johnson City, if there is investment in regards to its Downtown/Main Street and the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company facilities.

Isn't north Endicott/Little Italy, as well as west Endicott still pretty solid or stable?
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Old 12-17-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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That is good news and given the increasing interest in walkability, I think Endicott could bounce back. Same for Johnson City, if there is investment in regards to its Downtown/Main Street and the former Endicott-Johnson Shoe Company facilities.

Isn't north Endicott/Little Italy, as well as west Endicott still pretty solid or stable?

In my opinion it is, I sometimes will go on a huge walk from Endwell and don't feel threatened. But then again I lived in Brooklyn for 11 years. I think people make it sound a little worse than it is in reality.
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