There’s talk that the Watertown YMCA might be interested in the nine-acre site for its planned aquatics center project. YMCA CEO Denise K. Young said the two federal tax credit programs are important to the aquatics center project, adding it would mean the Y would have to seek other funding sources without them.
YMCA officials have considered the aquatics center an essential project for its growth, especially for its need to expand its swimming programs. The Medical Arts Building site on Clinton Street property does not qualify, so Y officials are still looking for a site, Ms. Young said.
COR spokeswoman Maggie McKeon also indicated that the company still wants to redevelop the site. “COR remains committed to the project and is working with the community and key stakeholders to identify the best solution and path forward in developing the site,” Ms. McKeon told the Watertown Daily Times.
The two medical arts buildings on the Clinton Street property would have to be demolished if the aquatics center was constructed at the site.