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A bunch of Chestnut Street residents weren’t loving it.
The city’s Planning Board unanimously turned down a zoning change Tuesday that would have allowed a McDonald’s restaurant to be built at Washington and Chestnut streets after about 35 residents came out in opposition.
The issue still must be decided by a vote from the Watertown City Council, which is expected to hold a public hearing June 2 on the proposal. [Read more…]
WHAT: New small engine repair and retail store
LOCATION: Utica Boulevard, Lowville
OWNERS: Lyndaker Sales & Service, Beaver Falls
SIZE: The roughly 2,000-square-foot building would essentially replace the Lyndakers’ lawn and farm equipment and chainsaw business on Cut Off Road near Beaver Falls.
COST: About $60,000
COMPLETION: Late spring or summer 2014
LOCAL JOBS: A handful of construction jobs and retail positions when commplete
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. After the move, the Beaver Falls location is to remain open on a limited basis.
Compiled by Steve Virkler
What: 7,380-square-foot AutoZone auto parts and service retailer, the first of six to eight retail stores planned for the area. The access road between Freedom Plaza and the AutoZone will also be extended by about 1,000 feet west.
Location: Route 11 in the Town of LeRay
Contractor: Developer Michael L. Lundy owns the land and his construction firm Lunco Corp., West Carthage, is building the AutoZone as well as a 10,500 square foot multi-tenant building for businessman Robert D. Ferris on two acres north of Freedom Plaza on the west side of the highway off the southbound lane. The AutoZone will be to the immediate south. Mr. Ferris also owns a two-acre parcel to the immediate north.
Anticipated completion: Early January, 2014. Mr. Ferris said the building will be open by the spring and have a minimum of three tenants and a maximum of five, including a store in which he intends to sell items similar to those sold at Big Apple Music, which he owns off Arsenal Street in Watertown.
Declared value: More than $1 million
Local jobs: Several full- and part-time employees, in addition to numerous construction jobs.
What: Northern CU’s seventh branch, broke ground Monday, Aug. 26. Other Northern CU branches are in Gouverneur, Lowville, Adams, West Carthage and two in Watertown. The LeeRay branch will feature a self-service area with ATMs and an automatic coin counter, three SMART offices where members can speak with loan officers through video chat, four drive-through lanes with ATM and SMART technology and tablet-equipped waiting areas to expedite service.
Location: Route 11, in front of the Evans Mills Walmart
Completion: February/March 2014
Declared value: $2.5 million
Architect: GYMO Architecture, Engineering and Land Surveying, Watertown
General contractor: Hueber-Breuer Construction Company, Syracuse; Louis Box, Sandy Creek, is project manager and Scott Phelps, Dexter, is superintendent.
Local jobs: Four new full-time positions at the branch, in addition to numerous construction jobs for six months.
What: Nice N Easy Grocery Shoppes convenience store with 16-dispenser fuel canopy and drive-through window.
Where: Former Bomax site on Route 12F, outer Coffeen Street at Salmon Run Mall Road across from Jefferson County Industrial Park.
Owner: Valentine Stores Inc. Brothers Edward J. and John P. Valentine, who own about a dozen in the region, including one just a mile down the road at 19853 Route 12F in the town of Hounsfield. In March, the brothers told town officials that they hoped to target mall traffic, Canadian shoppers and Interstate 81 travelers.
Architecture & Design: GYMO Architecture, Engineering & Land Surveying, Watertown.
Real Estate: Zircon Development LLC, a development company associated with Valentine Stores Inc., purchased a 0.459 acre property for $1,050,000 from Prime LLC and a 1.29 acre property for $350,000 from Toped Management Services Inc., both owned by Alexandria Bay developer P.J. Simao, for the development of the convenience store and gas station. The property is part of the former site of Bomax Inc., a manufacturer of small motors, which closed operations in 2004.
Completion: Several months, though no opening date has been announced. Site preparation began July 8.
Local jobs: More than a dozen construction jobs; several local contracting companies for construction. Nearly a dozen full- and part-time hourly and store management jobs once operational.
Hours: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What: Four-story, 105-room hotel and conference center; includes 275 to 300-seat ballroom and conference center, an 80 to 100-seat restaurant, an indoor pool with a Jacuzzi, a business center and a fitness center overlooking the St. Lawrence River.
Owner: Clayton Harbor Hotel LLC, a 50/50 partnership between Orchard Park-based developer Krog Corp. and Hart Hotels, will own 7 acres of the 8.4-acre Frink site. Clayton will maintain ownership of the remaining 1.37 acres of the former brownfield site, including the riverwalk and future public dock facilities. Hart Hotels will be responsible for the planning, marketing, management and operation of the hotel.
Location: Fomer Frink snowplow factory, Clayton off Riverside Drive.
Completion: Memorial Day 2014
Declared value: $22.5 million; additional planned $3.5 million project to build 12 townhouses on east side of Frink site.
General contractor: Krog Corp., Orchard Park.
Local jobs: About 90 full-time hotel jobs; several local contracting companies for construction
Hours: Year-round operation.
-Compiled by Leah Buletti
What: A beer sales and convenience store with cigar selection, located in the downstairs of Arsenal Street Wine and Liquor, accessible through a separate entrance.
OWNER: Mary R. Miles
Location: 940 Arsenal St., Watertown.
Size: 2,400-square-feet of
new retail space
Estimated completion: End of May; opening in June
Declared value: $80,000
General contractor: DMA Construction, Carthage.
Local jobs: About a dozen construction jobs; five retail employees.
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
— Compiled by Kyle R. Hayes
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