Urban Design— Elan Planning and Politi + Siano Architects (PSA) worked with the City of Watertown and the New York State Department of State to develop a Strategic Investment Plan for Downtown Watertown, NY. The project was part of Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative to strategically invest $10M into the heart of the City in a manner that will spark additional investment.
Design Concept— The goal of the DRI Strategy for the City of Watertown was to capitalize on the City’s assets while helping to resolve some challenges that have placed barriers in the way of additional economic development. There is no question that Watertown is on the cusp of a transformation into an even more thriving Downtown that provides greater resources for local residents while also attracting additional visitors to the City’s arts and cultural destinations, healthcare assets, and entertainment venues. The Watertown DRI Strategy positions the City to build upon the momentum that it has, while providing a needed boost to better serve existing residents and workers, attract new people to live and open businesses downtown, and attract visitors to the City from around the region and the country.
Architecture | Thomas Politi, Juan Pedro Liotta
Urban Design | Thomas Politi, Juan Pedro Liotta
Urban Planning | ELAN Planning
Illustrations | Andres Ramallo