Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WDT: Mayor Butler concerned about Mercy project’s future

        Two or three years back, I remember half jokingly saying if the Mercy Heights project went no further than demolition, the City was ahead of the game as the looming hulk of a vacant hospital was a problem that could linger for decades.
        Now that's possibly a scenario coming true and Mayor Butler is saying at least we are rid of the buildings.
        The legal problems swirling around COR Development may stall the project in part because the firm is too toxic to access the kind of state assistance they have been used to.
        Something may happen there but the removal of the hospital and several houses is progress and whatever happens in the future can be viewed without the context of site preparation.
Watertown Daily Times | Mayor Butler concerned about Mercy project’s future

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Insert obligatory dog park comments below.

Anonymous said...

There is more he should be concerned about too. This is only the beginning with the CM on free reigns of the office. The whole council continues to have egg on their faces. Just keep watching for the next egg to fall.

Anonymous said...

Important project. Rightly in limbo given indictments. City needs to step back, let the dist settle a bit and then see how things might go forward, if not with COR perhaps by helping to secure someone else who would take over the site.

Anonymous said...

Who cares what the Mayor thinks or is concerned about?

We all should be more concerned if the project were to ever go through.
We don't need more housing in a city full of rotting vacant houses.
Just like we don't need neighbors of watertown importing more welfare scum.

And most importantly, the final version of the project was terribly fuggly.

Anonymous said...

Butler invested in this project being his bank, worried?

Anonymous said...

Come on Joe let this deal with COR DIE !!! Listen to the TAX PAYERS we do not want this project . < Think green space >