Construction has begun on the $20.5 million Canal Plaza project in Binghamton. The affordable housing development will deliver 48 apartments and new commercial space to Binghamton’s North Side. The property is currently a brownfield. Canal Plaza will provide housing to low-, very low- and extremely low-income households. The development will also include three commercial suites. One of these suites will be occupied by Catholic Charities of Broome County for the operation of Encompass Health Home, which will deliver assistance to Medicaid-eligible adults and children with chronic medical and/or behavioral health conditions.