Click the link below to read the final nomination study for the First Ward Brownfield Opportunity Area. Successful designation of the First Ward BOA will make available additional Brownfield Tax Credits for eligible projects, and give project grant or financing applications priority and preference from state, federal and local agencies as allowed by law
Earlier this month, the Mayor and City Council passed legislation aimed at providing incentives for developers that install EV charging stations in their parking facilities. We've moved one step closer to completing Blueprint Binghamton's Transportation recommendation 3.4: "Incentivize EV Charger Stations with new development, and install at key locations in each neighborhood."
The consultant for the Downtown Binghamton Parking Study, Nelson/ Nygaard Consulting Associates was in town on Tuesday, February 16th to hold their last round of presentations to the advisory committee, stakeholders, community members and the general public. The presentation will included key findings, strategies, and next steps. Click below to see the slides.
Parking Study Update: Nelson Nyygard just completed the initial findings phase for the City of Binghamton Parking Study and Strategic Plan. Check out the initial data findings and the results of July's community participation survey and public input event at the link below!
Thanks to everyone that participated in last month's Parking Study open house! You can still get your comments on downtown parking in via the link below.
Great news, everyone! Binghamton City Council passed the Blueprint Binghamton Comprehensive Plan this evening. Thank you for all the effort you put in to this citizen-driven planning effort. We have lots of work ahead of us while we move forward with implementing your great ideas. This includes continuing to refine the Main & Court Corridor Zoning Plan. Please stay in touch!
Blueprint Binghamton in the news. City Council will be voting on the Comprehensive Plan this Wednesday.
If you live in Binghamton you are well aware of the problems our built environment has managing stormwater. There are small steps that homeowners can take to help contribute positively to how stormwater moves around our city . . . and for a *limited* time, the City of Binghamton has money to help. Check out this permeable paver path and dry stream bed a West Side resident installed on their property . . . then go check out the Grant Opportunities link on the City of Binghamton's website and learn more about the funding.
Check out the Blueprint Binghamton coverage in today's Press & Sun. The final version of the Plan is posted. City Council is expected to vote on July 9th. Thanks to all who have come out to the public hearings to show support.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a really neat guide for homeowners on how to install a rain garden. Check it out. And then apply for funds from the City of Binghamton to get 50% (up to $5,000) of the cost reimbursed to you for contributing to the City's resiliency. http://dnr.wi.gov/to…/shorelandzoning/documents/rgmanual.pdf
Great news! The City of Binghamton has a grant opportunity for homeowners, small businesses, non profits, etc., interested in pursuing small stormwater management/sustainable landscaping projects. Find out about it (and the larger grants available for developers) here.
Thanks, Michelle! We couldn't agree more!
The first Blueprint Binghamton public hearing will be held tonight during the regularly scheduled Planning Commission meeting at 6:30 in City Council chambers. Please attend if you wish to say something (good or bad) about the Plans. Can't make it tonight? There's another one on Wednesday. Same time, same place.
The Economic Development chapter of the Blueprint Binghamton Comprehensive Plan includes a recommendation to create an industrial preservation area within the Brandywine industrial corridor. This preservation area would help the City protect its remaining industrial districts and expand them where industrial sites are close to distressed and conflicting land uses.
Thoughts on this or any of the other recommendations in the Plan? Email them to email@example.com. We need your input!
In order to solicit more feedback about the Blueprint Binghamton Comprehensive Plan, we've added a survey for each of the chapters of the Plan to our website. Go ahead! Read a chapter and take the survey!