City of Binghamton, New York

North Chenango River Corridor BOA

North Chenango River Corridor Step 2 Nomination Study Completed

In October 2014, the final Step 2 Nomination Study was completed and submitted to the Department of State. The study may be found at the link below:

Step 2 Nomination Study

North Chenango River Corridor Redevelopment Strategy

In October 2009, the City of Binghamton was awarded $147,570 to complete a Step 2-Nomination Study for an approximately 407-acre area characterized with five potential brownfield sites that are located in the North Chenango River Corridor. These properties are primarily located along the Chenango River on Chenango Street in the City's North Side, including an underutilized shopping plaza situated on top of an old city landfill, and adjacent to the City's new river trail and Cheri Lindsey Park. The project boundaries consist of a core area and three subareas, which were selected based on economic, social, and physical boundaries.  The primary community revitalization objectives include the identification and redevelopment of strategic sites.

The North Chenango River Corridor Redevelopment Strategy project grows out of the North Side CARES Vision Plan.

Who is the Project Team?

The Steering Committee, composed of community members from the North Side of the city, is working with staff from the Planning Division to develop the plan. In 2011, in compliance with the City's procurement policies the members of the Steering Committee and Planning staff selected the consultant team led by Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. to provide professional services related to the development of the Nomination Study. 

Citizen Participation Plan 

The purpose of the Community Participation Plan is to describe the manner in which local community members, project partners, and stakeholders will be incorporated into the planning process.  The Community Participation Plan serves as a guide for community involvement, and is subject to change throughout the course of the planning process as other opportunities for community participation may be identified.  Public input is critical to the planning process to ensure that local citizens have the opportunity to shape the future of their community. 

  • Click here to download a copy of the Citizen Participation Plan. 


  • Click here for a map of the project boundary and existing land use within the project boundary. 

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee is composed of public and private stakeholders.  The Steering Committee will oversee the process in cooperation with the City and the Consultant. 

The Steering Committee members are:

Shelli Cordisco Action for Older Persons
Lea Webb City Council 
Susan Sherwood Center for Technology & Innovation
Kelly Roberston Opportunities for Broome
Mark Silvanic Opportunities for Broome
Janet McHenry North Side Neighborhood Assembly
Sam Lupo Sam A. Lupo & Sons
Phil Stanton Resident
Fabrizio Michitti NY Pizzeria
Doug Lattner McDonalds
Brian Daniels Volunteers of America
Mark Bowers NYS Department of Transportation
Beth Lucas

Broome County Planning Department/Environmental Management Council

Frank Evangelisti Broome County Planning Department

A steering committee meeting was held on September 26, 2013. The presentation from that meeting can be downloaded from the documents section on the right, or by clicking here.

Public Meetings

On November 1, 2012 a project open house and community meeting was held from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School. 

A second public meeting was held on November 14, 2013.

More Information

For more information on this important planing initiative, please contact Leigh McCullen, Senior Planner.

Updated November 2013