City of Watertown Downtown & Riverfront Revitalization




Need

Watertown city council hired Redevelopment Resources to create a revitalization plan for the city’s downtown and riverfront. The city needed a central, attractive place for people to congregate.



Impact

We proposed the construction of a town square with an amphitheater on the Rock
River.



Highlights

  • Acquire and demolish a block of buildings on Main Street
  • Construct a town square with amphitheater on the Rock River
  • Build a hotel on the city-owned lot next to the town square
  • Complete the river walk
  • Develop a commercial rehabilitation revolving loan fund

"Watertown city council hired Redevelopment Resources to create a revitalization plan for the city’s downtown and riverfront. The city needed a central, attractive place for people to congregate."

— Kim Erdmann, Executive Director, Watertown Economic Development Organization

Role

Project Planner and Idea Generator

Collaborators

  • Mayor
  • City Council
  • City staff
  • Local stakeholders

Plan Scope

  • Transformative
  • Impact Level
  • Small

"Watertown city council hired Redevelopment Resources to create a revitalization plan for the city’s downtown and riverfront. The city needed a central, attractive place for people to congregate."

— Kim Erdmann, Executive Director, Watertown Economic Development Organization


How can we impact your project?

Let's talk

Sign of for Redevelopment Resources Updates