An Endicott site once occupied by a movie theater has been chosen for development of a three-story mixed-use building.

Mayor Linda Jackson said the SEPP Group of Binghamton wants to construct an apartment complex that would have commercial and retail space on the ground floor.

The property at 121 Washington Avenue is owned by the village. It's been used as a municipal parking lot for the past six decades. The Strand Theater, a restaurant and a music store had been at the site before it was cleared for parking.

A three-story commercial and residential building is planned on this Washington Avenue site. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Jackson said plans call for ten apartments in the building, with five units each on the two top floors.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Thursday, the mayor said the complex will provide housing for young professionals. She said people who work at the nearby Huron Campus may be interested in living in the building.

Jackson said the SEPP Group has been working to finalize financing for the project. She said the agency is not seeking tax breaks in connection with the development.

Details on the proposed project are expected to be presented to the village board at its meeting on Monday.

John Bernardo, executive director of the SEPP Group, could not be reached for comment on the project.

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