(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — Mayor Richard C. David on Wednesday announced construction was underway on City Hall’s green roof project.
“Binghamton’s green roof will be a symbol of ongoing progress in sustainability, resiliency and innovation," said Mayor David. “We continue to lead the region by embracing and securing funding for smart green project as we face the environmental challenges of the 21st century.”
Starting March 11, City Council Chambers will be closed for roughly two months to support construction and asbestos remediation for the green roof project. The City Clerk’s Office and City Council Work Room will remain open with no interruptions.
Meetings of City Council, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Commission on Architecture and Urban Design (CAUD) and other public meetings scheduled in Council Chambers have been re-scheduled to new locations in City Hall, as noted on the City’s Meeting Calendar.
The green roof infrastructure project includes 22,500 square feet of vegetated roof and eight stormwater planters. The vegetated roof system will absorb, store and evaporate rainfall, eliminating approximately 325,000 gallons of stormwater runoff from the roofs annually. This will reduce the runoff entering the City of Binghamton’s storm sewer system and surrounding rivers.
The City was awarded $1.6 million through the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) Green Innovation Grant Program(GIGP) for the $2.1 million project
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