Town Square Project Highlights
Town Square Design Steering Committee, appointed by RDA to oversee design of Town Square: Back Row from left: Michael Sullivan; Randy Wojtasiak, Watertown Director of Parks & Recreation; Melissa Lampe, Mainstreet Director; Peg Checkai, Watertown Library Director. Seated: Candy Stramara and David Zimmermann, RDA Board Member. Missing Lisa Adrian.
Meet the Town Square Design Steering Committee
Working with RDA Executive Director Kristen Fish-Peterson and Tom Rogers of the SmithGroup, the Town Square Design Steering Committee is excited by the opportunities the new town square will offer Watertown. Concerts, a farmers' market, family fun time activities, the list goes on and on.
The town square is scheduled to open Fall 2021.
Unveiling of the Town Square Design Meeting
February 12, 2020
Speaking to a full house, Tom Rogers, Principal, Studio Leader with the SmithGroup presents features of the new town square to the public at the unveiling of the town square design.
From left: Lisa Adrian, Town Square Design Steering Committee Member; Kristen Fish-Peterson, Executive Director of RDA; Dave Zimmerman, Town Square Design Steering Committee Member and RDA Member; Bob Mudler, District 1 Alderperson; Bill Maron, District 8 Alderperson and RDA Member; Emily McFarland, Mayor; John David, Former Mayor; Karen Huismann, Watertown TV; Kraig Biefeld, Fire Chief; and Randy Wojtasiak, Park & Recreation Director.
Town Square Ground Breaking & Demolition Begins
February 4, 2020
Members of the community with a vested interest in the downtown revitalization commemorate the start of the demolition of the buildings on the 100 block of south side of west Main Street. “This is really exciting,” said John David, former Watertown Mayor.
The crowd lingered to watch the first building being torn down. Environmental testing will occur at 111 and 115 which hopefully will be completed by mid-March. All building are expected to be removed and excavation completed by mid-June. Watching the buildings come down, Kristen Fish-Peterson said, “This is an exciting day, we’re witness to watching progress and more importantly seeing another example of the Redevelopment Authority turning opportunity into results.”