Weissman to Convert Office Building
into Student Housing

Binghamton, N.Y. — The student newspaper for Binghamton University is reporting that Rye, N.Y.-based Alfred Weissman Real Estate plans to convert a vacant office building located in downtown Binghamton into student housing. The story reports that construction has begun for the gut renovation of the building, with completion slated for next August.

Weissman's website reports that the 10-story, 167,000-square-foot building, which is located at 20 Hawley St., was originally constructed as the regional headquarters for Marine Midland Bank. It contains underground parking and is located adjacent to Binghamton Arena, the home of the Binghamton Senators minor league hockey team.

In August, the City of Binghamton Planning Commission unanimously approved the project. According to the Binghamton Pipe Dream, the converted building will contain 204 units in a mix of studios and shared apartments. Amenities will include a fitness center, study lounges on each floor and a movie screening room.