City of Binghamton, New York

East Side Revitalization Strategy

In 2007, with funds provided through the New York State Department of State Qualities Communities Initiative, the Planning Department engaged the Department of Geography at Binghamton University to provide consulting services for an East Side Revitalization Strategy.  The consultants were to develop a revitalization strategy that included the following elements:

  • Creation and inventory of existing conditions within and/or affecting the East Side, as well as an analysis of opportunities and constraints to revitalization.
  • Establishment of a visions statement, goals, and objectives for revitalization of the neighborhood.
  • Develop recommendations for implementation of goals and objectives.

In conjunction with the East Side Neighborhood Assembly, the following vision statement was developed, which guided the consultant's work.

The East Side of Binghamton is a safe, vital and attractive community that draws upon the history and diversity of its inhabitants to provide residents with access to a full range of goods and services.

The East Side Revitalization Strategy can be found to the right.