The gas line at the former Corning Hospital site, which also houses the tall tower on Denison Parkway, is being relocated.
The project is in its third year, and Corning Natural Gas begin work on the gas line on Wednesday.
Removing and relocating the gas line is the soon-to-be concluding part of this chapter, because once it’s finalized, the tower will finally be ready for demolition, and the property will be ready for redevelopment.
Market rate apartments will be built on the site in addition to some retail stores.
“It’s been a slow process,” Philip Roche, board chairman at Guthrie Corning Hospital, said. “It’s been a long process, but we’re in a home stretch, and I’m looking forward to having it done later this fall.”
The relocation is expected to last four to eight weeks and again, and demolition will follow shortly after.
Roche says the redevelopment will start early spring of next year.
It’s unsure at this time as to when exactly the property will be ready for residents to start moving in.