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