New Signs of Life at Abandoned EJ Building in Johnson City
Workers are assessing an old Endicott Johnson building that once was viewed as the site for a regional beer packaging and distribution center.
The dilapidated building at 19 Avenue B in Johnson City has languished over the past several years.
The village board last March approved selling the property to Paulus Development of Syracuse for $100,000.
Mayor Greg Deemie said the sale was authorized after proposals were sought for the site.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Wednesday, Deemie said he believed the developer is considering a commercial and residential project.
Developer Matthew Paulus did not respond to requests for information on what he may pursue at the site.
Environmental testing appeared to be underway at the crumbling building on Monday.
Property records indicate the building has about 40,000 square feet of space. It was used by Endicott Johnson for several decades. It more recently served as a Volunteers of America warehouse.
Paulus Development has announced a $30 million makeover of the neighboring E-J Victory Building. Paulus has said the complex will include 108 apartments and 7,500 square feet of commercial space.
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