A Chaumont area artist has apparently bought the tax sale certificate for the Masonic Temple building in Watertown in hopes of developing a multi use arts center. That tid bit came out yesterday at a meeting of Advantage Watertown, the ad hoc discussion group on downtown issues.
At this point it's a wait and see approach as it's private property and what happens is up to the new owner.
Also on hold downtown is the Woolworth Building project which is stalled presumably for financial reasons. There is concern the state monies committed to the project may evaporate if there is not progress soon.
Advantage Watertown advises City Council on development issues.