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JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) A historic property in Johnson City will soon see a makeover.A project will begin next year to transform a former Endicott Johnson Shoe Factory facility known as the “Victory Building” into a senior housing complex.In August of last year, Broome County began accepting proposals for the purchase and redevelopment of 59 Lester Avenue.On Thursday, officials announced that the company 59 Lester Empire LLC will redevelop the property.”The 253,000 square foot Victory building will rent commercial space on the first floor and 228 affordable senior apartments in the rest of the property. When completed the building will also add between 10 and 20 news jobs to the community,” the company wrote in a news release.The building opened in 1921 as a factory for Endicott Johnson Shoes. E J left the building in the 1970s. Broome County has owned it since 2014.”Ultimately this building was sold about two months ago to the developer [59 Lester Empire, LLC] for 250,000 dollars,” said Garnar.” I didn’t think we could get a dollar for this building, so the fact that we got a quarter million dollars was good.”Even with the broken windows and peeling paint, experts surveyed the building and gave it a green light for renovation.”One of the things the county did is we put a little bit of money in to assessing the structure, the viability of the structure, of the building, came out that actually, it’s really not nice to look inside, but the bones of the building are strong,” said Garnar.In addition to the 228 apartments, commercial retail space will make up the first floor of the new complex.”Any [development] is going to give a big charge to the village, it’s going to make some change and with the possibility of 200 plus unit apartment building and the commercial space it’ll be a big impact to the downtown and with everything else that’s going on in the village,” said Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie (R).This complex also aims at supplying the demand for more affordable housing for seniors that has plagued local officials.”Affordable senior housing in a walkable community with convenient commercial services is what people want,” said Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo (D). “The fact that we have such a lack of that in our community is just, it’s really been hard to address.”
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