Johnson City is developing plans to move its community hall to a site where an industrial hemp processing facility had been proposed.
Mayor Martin Meaney said the village has now acquired the buildings at 60 Lester Avenue. The property is just east of the former Endicott Johnson Victory Building, which is being transformed into a residential and commercial complex.
The village used the eminent domain process to obtain the Lester Avenue site which belonged to Great Eastern Hemp. The site was previously used by Country Valley Industries.
Meaney said initially the Johnson City public works facility would be moved from a dilapidated building on Brown Street to the Lester Avenue property.
Speaking on WNBF Radio Now program, the mayor said the village offices now located in a former bank building at 243 Main Street will eventually be relocated to the Lester Avenue site.
Meaney said the design phase of the project is underway. He said the current schedule would see departments in the village move to the new location by the end of next year.
After the village hall was moved, the Main Street project would be sold for redevelopment.
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