Thursday, May 12, 2016

Fishing for Dirt

   Today I got a call from the Syracuse paper doing a story on COR and looking for dirt. I didn't have any as it relates to what they did with Mercy.  Now I know the Governor's folks are getting heat from Preet over development deals, but I looked at it like....yeah these guys are politically juiced but it got something important done for Watertown.
    Imagine if that old hospital was still sitting there ? 

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

But Jeff, the druggies needed a place to crash. How could you be so insensitive? Just Think of all the possibilities you deprived those people of!

Anonymous said...

Yup, the city saved $2 million on demolition costs. Assuming that others wouldn't have jumped at the chance to buy it for free and demolish it cheaper.
All we had to give up, was the option of having something nice and useful in its place and instead settle for unneeded housing and office/retail space.

Anonymous said...

The hospital could have still been utilized. Now all we have is a patch of rubble. Try not to pat yourself on the back too much Jeff.

Anonymous said...

Of course it's better gone but the question is whether any pockets were lined in the process.
The taxpayers ultimately foot the bill for these projects so it bears looking into from all aspects.
No shenanigans should be allowed and if people in elected position had personal gains from this there needs to be accountability.

Anonymous said...

Hope that foolish project never gets off the ground, That large mercy parcel would make a wonderful park with flowers ,trees and shrubs with bricked walkways . a great addition for the area for all to enjoy. We do not need any more housing or vacant store fronts in this city.