Downtown Streetscape Project

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(pdf File)The Downtown Streetscape Project is a multi-million dollar renovation project that entails structural and aesthetic improvements to Public Square in Watertown. The goal of the project is to improve the square's infrastructure, as well as make it a more attractive site for shoppers and businesses. The project, whose history goes back to 1999, has been hampered from the start by delays in funding and roadblocks in underground construction and utility repairs. The project was completed in November, 2008.


While business owners on Public Square have been concerned about the effect on how the construction would affect their business, it is hoped that, once complete, the work done will create a more inviting atmosphere for people to shop and do business and help reverse the struggling square's fortunes.


Chapters[edit | edit source]

Streetscape Project History

Streetscape Project Objectives

Streetscape Project Progress

Streetscape Project Controversies

Streetscape Project Photo Gallery


References[edit | edit source]

Streetscape in the City of Watertown, NY

Streetscape Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

Streetscape Project Costing More Than Expected

50: Watertown LDC Approves Public Square Facade $$$

Public Square Historic District Facade Easement Program

Businesses Worry About Streetscape Project Impact

City Council Minutes March 17, 2008

City Council Minutes, June 2, 2008

Council Minutes June 16, 2008

WWNY: Firechief Expresses Concern About Navigating Public Square

WWNY: Public Square Can't Handle Big Trucks

Downtown Business Owner Wants His Driveway Exit Back

City Council Minutes August 18, 2008

WWNY: Some Confusion Over Public Square Navigation]

Watertown fountain resto to start Monday