Developer gets okay to move ahead with Watertown project

wwny Developer gets okay to move ahead with Watertown project

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A Watertown developer has the green-light to move forward with a 28,000 square foot project.

Mike Lundy presented his plan to transform part of Clinton Street to the Watertown Planning Board Tuesday.

He would fully renovate and add to the former Medical Arts Building and demolish the smaller office building next to it.

His vision is to create a center that could hold a dozen businesses, a conference area, a regional or national eatery and a 142-space parking lot.

He says he already has a few tenants interested in moving in.

"Ideally, it would be office space, but if there was a commercial venture that had a back office but did have some retail, whether it be a home healthcare business or something related to that, then that would still work. It's still zoned correctly for that. We don't want it to feel like a mini-mall, we're not looking for that look, you know, stay more along the lines of professional businesses," he said.

Lundy says he plans to have the project done by the end of 2020.

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