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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

Streetscape Project History
Streetscape Project Objectives
Streetscape Project Progress
Streetscape Project Controversies
Streetscape Project Photo Gallery


References

Streetscape in the City of Watertown, NY
Streetscape Project Groundbreaking Ceremony
News10Now: Streetscape Project Costing More Than Expected
Newswatch 50: Watertown LDC Approves Public Square Facade $$$
Public Square Historic District Facade Easement Programhttp://www.wikispaces.com/_/2008101600/i/c.gif
News10Now: Businesses Worry About Streetscape Project Impact
City Council Minutes March 17, 2008
City Council Minutes, June 2, 2008
City Council Minutes June 16, 2008
WWNY: Firechief Expresses Concern About Navigating Public Square
WWNY: Public Square Can't Handle Big Trucks
News10Now: Downtown Business Owner Wants His Driveway Exit Back
City Council Minutes August 18, 2008
WWNY: Some Confusion Over Public Square Navigation
Newswatch50: Watertown fountain resto to start Monday


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