City of Binghamton, New York

7 Hawley Street Project Begins Tuesday With Archaeological Dig


BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Site work and removal of asphalt at 7 Hawley St. began Tuesday, in conjunction with an archeological survey of the property for the planned mixed-used parking garage development.

On April 4, City Council authorized an agreement with the Binghamton University Public Archaeology Facility to conduct a cultural resource survey for the 7 Hawley Street development project at a cost of $195,438. A copy of that Resolution is attached.

Work includes excavations, laboratory processing and analysis, historic research and a summary report. The archeological survey is required as part of New York State historic and environmental regulations.

The surface parking lot has been fenced off and closed permanently. Monthly parkers had been notified in advance of the closure and have been relocated to other City parking facilities.

In December 2017, the City selected PIKE Development, of Rochester, to build a $12 million mixed-used parking development at 7 Hawley St. in downtown Binghamton. The six-level parking ramp will have more than 300 parking spots. An adjoining structure will have 18 market-rate rental units and 6,000 square feet of ground floor commercial space.

The project is supported by a $3.45 million Empire State Development grant.

Groundbreaking for full construction of the 7 Hawley Street project is expected within 60 days of completion of the archeological survey. Tentative opening for the new public parking garage is Spring 2019.

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