Construction is expected to begin soon to transform a former shopping center on the West Side of Binghamton into a place of worship.

City Church is moving forward with a $ 6 million project to redevelop a building that once housed a Giant supermarket on Main Street.

Photo: Broome County Government

The 105-year-old church is now operating in a facility in downtown Washington Street. It will move to a site on Main Street between Crestmont Road and Matthews Street. The property was acquired from Binghamton Giant Markets for $ 1.5 million in September.

A church official said on Tuesday that construction work on the site is expected to begin in early spring.

Much of the existing structure of the shopping center will be renovated. A 13,750 square foot addition is planned at the west end of the complex which housed a Hollywood video store until 2010.

A preliminary rendering of a section of the planned New Town Church on the west side of Binghamton. (From: citychurcag.org)

City Church is looking for buyers for its three buildings and two downtown parking lots.

Construction work on the new church house is expected to take 12 to 18 months.

Town Church at 255 Washington Street in Binghamton on December 7, 2021. Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News

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