You don't have to go far to notice the various building projects that are taking place in Watertown right now. With the exciting announcement that more development is possible at Lake Kampeska there is excitement in the air around the community. Chris Schilken is the executive director of the Watertown Development Company. He says the Calvin Industrial Park, which is located south of Wal-Mart, remains on track.
Schilken says with new development comes new jobs to the Watertown area.
Only 25 acres are being developed now and Schilken says that the remaining 75 acres will begin being developed next spring or summer. He said the decision was made to do the development in phases so it was more economical. Schilken says that phase one of the project will be done in the spring of next year and that is when Kubota and CLI will open their doors.
Construction of the "The Lofts", which is being built in the former Harbor Bar location in downtown Watertown, is also underway.
Schilken says that the addition of projects like the Lofts will ultimately help Watertown's epi-center grow.
Schilken says that Watertown offers a unique downtown district that other cities would love to have and that adding the Lofts is one more success for the city and its development.