Watertown Lawmakers To Consider 3 Downtown Projects For Grant

Watertown Lawmakers To Consider 3 Downtown Projects For Grant

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Three projects in downtown Watertown are up for what's called a Restore NY grant.  

City council can choose one project for up to $1 million, as long as there's a 10 percent commitment of funding locally.

The three projects council will choose from include the rehabilitation of the Lamon Building at 124-132 Franklin Street into retail space.  It's a $600,000 project being done by local developer Brian Murray.  

The second proposal is from Adam Brown of A. Brown Properties. He wants to rehab 75 Public Square, which is known as the Wind and Wire building.  This $600,000 project would redo the whole building and could house a restaurant and provide office space downtown.  

The third project is a continuation of several projects being done by local businessman Steve Bradley. The $900,000 project would restore the facades on the Dr. Guitar building and the former Smith Restaurant Supply building, among other things.

City council is expected to choose which project will get selected to apply for the state money Tuesday night. It's based on which of the three projects will have the greatest impact on downtown.

Read more about the projects here

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