Tuesday, August 16, 2016

WDT: COR receives final approval for Mercy project

    The last hurdle has been cleared for one of the projects I had the pleasure of working on....The redevelopment of the Mercy Hospital site. I am anxious to see how it turns out and while there will be critics here, I look back to the long demise of Mercy and prospect of that hulk of a building lingering for years. While the ribbon will be cut by others, downtown will be a better place for this development and when done a couple hundred people will call this block home, where now there are none.

Watertown Daily Times | COR receives final approval for Mercy project

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

COR is in hotwater with Preet. Will they still be in business in a few years. Only time will tell, and she does talk much.

Anonymous said...

I'm afraid letting the old hospital sit to rot would have been better for the city. This couple hundred people who you say will live there, are either going to be newly imported by DSS to suck at the county teat or else they will be coming from existing rentals, leaving more houses vacant in the city.

You had the right idea, to get something going there, but housing is the last thing that is needed there.

This SNAFU compares to the prime real estate that was given away to the Woolworth building developers, to be used as their own private parking lot. (And BTW, those stairs leading to that parking lot are still dangerous and do not comply with the commercial code for tread depth or maximum vertical rise per landing). Anywho...both are examples of the city giving too much and not getting enough.

Anonymous said...

".....This couple hundred people who you say will live there, are either going to be newly imported by DSS to suck at the county teat." Yeah, like our DSS is actively recruiting more clients. Get a clue 6:13. And turn off FOX.

Anonymous said...

Just what this city needs more darn housing! That Large Mercy Parcel would have made a wonderful park with walking trails flowers trees and shrubs for the city residents to enjoy on hot summer days. More shallow thinking by city leaders that think we need more housing in a area full of vacancies.

Anonymous said...

Should have had the fire queens plant a garden there.

Anonymous said...

A good spot for a mini outlet mall, something different for the city, and would certainly be a big draw