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City engineer: Factory Street project is ‘on schedule’

The Factory Street project is finally on schedule and is expected to be completed in October, despite delays and problems with excavating and other issues that have driven the project cost up to $13.5 million. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

The Factory Street project is finally on schedule and is expected to be completed in October, despite delays and problems with excavating and other issues that have driven the project cost up to $13.5 million. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Manager Christopher L. Turck was relieved to hear that the brunt of the $13.5 million Factory Street construction project in front of Mo’s Place should be finished in October. [Read more…]

Developers, city to apply for $950,000 for Lincoln Building

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. Photo by Justin Sorensen, Watertown Daily Times.

The owners of the Lincoln Building intend to seek up to $950,000 in state funding to kick start the next phase of renovations to the Public Square landmark. [Read more…]

Mercy project clears zoning approval

The redevelopment of the former Mercy Hospital site cleared a major hurdle on Wednesday night when the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals approved a compromise that allows for an urban feel for the project and room for potential future widening of Arsenal Street. [Read more…]

New city of Watertown water superintendent set to be hired

The city will soon have a new water superintendent to replace Michael J. Sligar, who retired two weeks ago after 36 years of service with the city. [Read more…]

City Council to consider $567,000 more for Factory Street project

Construction continues Wednesday morning on Factory Street in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Construction continues Wednesday morning on Factory Street in Watertown. Photo by Stephen Swofford, Watertown Daily Times.

Some miscalculations on the scope of work for the $12.9 million Factory Street reconstruction project will drive up its cost more than $567,000. [Read more…]

Roth Industries embarking on nearly $6 million project

Work is expected to start around July 1 on a nearly $6 million expansion at Roth Industries Inc. in the City Center Industrial Park on North Bellew Avenue. [Read more…]

Mercy project’s site plans to go before Planning Board

The city’s Planning Board will take a first look today at COR Development Co.’s $30 million redevelopment of the old Mercy Hospital site. [Read more…]

Community shows enthusiasm for city’s downtown revitalization application

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. speaks at a rally for the $10 million downtown initiative competition that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is holding. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. speaks at a rally for the $10 million downtown initiative competition that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is holding. Photo by Amanda Morrison, Watertown Daily Times.

Mayor Joseph M. Butler Jr. called for the crowd to make noise on Thursday at a pep rally to show support for the city’s efforts to win a $10 million award from the state. [Read more…]

City finishing up $10 million downtown application

City officials are putting together the final touches on an application for a $10 million award from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative program. [Read more…]