Saturday, March 12, 2016

News Coming on Mercy

   It was good to hear at Thursday's CAB meeting that Mayor Butler has a meeting soon with COR's Steven Aiello to discuss the next step at the former Mercy site.
    After steady progress on demolition, the community has been waiting to see what's next.  Changes in the rental market have created worries, but remember one thing, just getting the demolition done is a major accomplishment.
     Years ago the City was left with dealing with the aftermath of the deal to create a new nursing home outside of town. 
      The COR project is a lynchpin of redeveloping downtown.
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/news03/mayor-butler-to-meet-with-developer-about-mercy-project-20160312

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time must fly at your age. The "steady progress" on demolition took longer than it should have taken to demolish and build the entire project. It would be like putting a three man crew on building the Mill Street bridge work. (oh, never mind...judging from the speed that project is going, I think that's what they did).

Any who...they stalled and dragged tier feet long enough that the DANC and county created housing glut should give serious pause to any project. Other than one of gargantuan corporate welfare.

Anonymous said...

Does downtown Watertown really need 160-200 apartments.

Anonymous said...

As long as they are all affordable housing I see no issue.

Anonymous said...

This will be a close second for failed projects during your tenure Jeff.
I see a multi-story Mercy Parking garage in the future. Even that would even be a stretch.

At least you got the ice rink built, that's something, right?
Unfortunately it will never pay for itself.

Anonymous said...

If you build it, they (the welfare inhabitants) will come.
DSS is all too willing to import scumbags from other cities, if the housing is available.

Anonymous said...

And it will be made into Low-income apts. with the Maggie's CEO at the helm, NOW will be called onto to provide The proper Stewardship for all those tax dollars, just like the "Homeless Shelter" and the "Music Store" apts next door, it's a liberals dream come true, with DSS 2 blocks away, The Children's Clinic(can we call it that?) Stream next top it(if You're inclined to work) Planned Parenthood 1 block to the south, Hey it's like the 4 points housing NFP client said "I came to the North Country, not for work but there's better resources up here" And so there you have it folks but don't confuse this with the Democratic Party as Coon is at the trough on Court St.

Anonymous said...

Here's a thought: Before giving tax-abatements through the JCIDA, WLDC, Have them make good on promises they make to get the loan: Take the Lincoln Building the developer stated he will create 175 jobs at the building(from minutes of the WLDC) last time I looked there wasn't a 175 people in the downtown shopping, another thing I noticed is that the WLDC and all other NFP's exchange employees at a moments, where this employee goes to this NFP and there all connected, interesting reading..............

Anonymous said...

COR backed out of Carthage deal,Lawsuits in Syracuse. This is something that makes you go Hmmmmm. Maybe a green area.