A group of us took a tour of the historic but beleaguered Woolworth Building in downtown Watertown. The journey was designed to give us a feel for the challenge ahead in renovating the building.
There is a tentative plan for a hotel and some state funds are committed but there are many questions yet to be answered before developer Michael Trainor moves forward. Issues like financing and parking.
The building is sructurally sound, but otherwise in rough shape. Age, vandals, lack of heat all have combined to take their toll.
This is still a priority project for all involved but it is also obvious this is one of those 'Rome wasn't built in a day' scenarios.