Friday, September 23, 2016

WDT: Mercy Appears Stalled as Clouds Descend on COR

   When you paw through the details of the latest corruption arrests, it's easy to just say, 'hey, that's how it's done in NY at that level."
    Getting a job or a raise for someone's kid....channeling business through a spouse's firm.....making sure the right campaign contributions are made....and a little bid rigging.
      The takeaway for us is not allegations of wrongdoing up here, although the Buffalo Billion may just have been a more tempting target for an ambitious prosecutor. The issue here is that the redevelopment of the Mercy Hospital site seems stalled. Site plan approval earlier this year was never followed by taking out a building permit as storm clouds gathered around COR and its principals.
Watertown Daily Times | Two principals of firm redeveloping Mercy Hospital site face federal bribery charges

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sniderman fella ougt to take a look at danc. sure he could find some charges to make with that outfit.

Anonymous said...

Good! Last thing we need in this town is more welfare apartments.

Anonymous said...

How bout we build some football/soccer practice fields down there? That way all the meth lovers will have a place to recreate. Adding lighting will be easy enough. But make sure it's shut down at 9pm. Is there enough room down there for a brewery, or even one of those taxpayer financed wine making games?

Anonymous said...

With now getting more funding for more unneeded apts and the awarding of contracts for construction ,without bidding is more money for the well heeled and better connected.

Anonymous said...

Be a great place for a events venue, maybe with a sheet of ice. Bet they could build it for less than $13 million

Anonymous said...

Vote democrat!

Anonymous said...

3:29 is on it. Sheet of ice. I would really like to see a sheet of ice. One can never have enough sheets of ice. Ice sheet, I'll bet the community would rally, just like a dog park.

Anonymous said...

It would be a great spot for a healthcare facility. That is what used to be there. You could steal some of those people who moved out to the town and bring them back to the city.

Anonymous said...

GREAT NEWS !!! Hope our city leaders WAKE UP and realize we do not need any more empty store fronts and more housing in a already glut market. Start thinking about turning that lot into a city center park that everyone can enjoy . More housing you say ? I think your all Bat S -hit crazy.

Anonymous said...


I really questioned the COR plan from the beginning. At first it was avery energetic proposal and over time it has been scaled back to few ugly buildings arranged in a campus format. Retail and housing is just not needed in this area and I am sure COR knew it. They got a big grant to tear down the buildings and sold the old building off for scrap. I am sure that they are not out a dime. For us, we are left with a large hole in downtown with no real prospects for development. I suspect this site will sit empty for some time. undeveloped, unloved and off the tax rolls.

Anonymous said...

forget about the foolish COR project no one in the city wants and start hydro seeding the parcel this fall. In the spring walk ways trees and shrubs and a few park benches .