Redevelopment Project

Downtown Renovation Funded

Motivated by her love of Watertown’s Historic Main Street, Misti Hawn is renovating the exterior of 415 E. Main, supported in-part by an RDA loan and grant.

Case Study

RDA Revolving Loan Fund at Work

The Eleven Seven Building, located at 117 N. Second Street, was in-part financed by an RDA loan/grant. Owner Dan Rahfaldt walks us through the project in this video.

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Major Development Approved by City

The City Council unanimously approved an agreement with
Main Street Watertown LLC (TWall Enterprises) to build an 87-unit complex next to the Town Square.


The Redevelopment Authority (RDA) was established in December 2016 for the purpose of carrying out blight elimination, slum clearance, and urban renewal projects in the City of Watertown. It is separate from the long-standing Community Development Authority (CDA) which exclusively handles public housing in the city.

The purpose of the RDA is to encourage reinvestment in under-utilized areas of the city through the rehabilitation or removal of blighted properties resulting in new infill housing and commercial developments, job creation, an expanded tax base, and an improved quality of life for the citizens of Watertown.


Contact Us

Redevelopment Authority

c/o Watertown City Hall

106 Jones St.

Watertown, WI 53094

(920) 262-4000

Strategic Initiatives & Development Coordinator

Alex Allon

(920) 206-4266


Civic Partners

City of Watertown


Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce

Watertown Tourism


Watertown Main Street Program


Thrive Economic Development