A call for development proposals for a vacant Court Street building has produced little interest and City Council will now have to decide on what to do with the former Berow and Monroe building. The most likely scenario would be an auction. The request for proposals process was supposed to elicit actual plans for doing something with the structure.
The City had taken title after the previous owner failed to pay taxes.
In other matters, the City is on the verge of losing a $100K federal grant for a sewer project on Gaffney Drive after Council abandoned the pump station project when additional sewer capacity opened up on Arsenal Street. The USDA granted the dollars, but with no suitable alternative project, the dollars will go back to the USDA.
The developers of the Creekwood housing project on Mill Street have suggested "Creekwood Drive" as the name for the private street traversing the property. Concern had been expressed over haphazard naming of private streets due to 911 response issues. This name is being coordinated through the planning department.
Watertown Daily Times Little interest in Berow and Monroe building on Court Street