Watertown – A Sacketts Harbor developer is exploring Jefferson County Corporate Park for a 30,000 square foot development.
Lawman Heating & Cooling and its subsidiary Design Build Innovation, or DBI, intend to consolidate operations from three Jefferson County locations into the new building at Corporate Park on Outer Coffin Street, said Corey J. Lawler, owner and chief executive officer. he said .
The company will consolidate its sheet metal and metal roofing operations “under one roof,” Mr. Lawler said. The new building will also be the company’s headquarters.
“We’re looking at ways to be more efficient, more adaptable and to grow,” he said.
The new facility will create 10 jobs “out of the gate and more in the future,” Lawler said.
Although the company has not committed to the move, it is the only location under consideration now, he said.
“It’s a great site,” he said.
If the company proceeds, the project will be completed in about a year.
The facility will be located on lot 10 and will be between the FedEx building and the Valentine brothers’ offices.
Developer Michael E. Lundy now owns the 20-acre site and will sell it to Mr. Lawler and his own company, L2. In June, two businessmen announced that Mr. Lundy was selling his manufacturing company, Lunco Corp. sold to Lawman.
The Jefferson County Industrial Development Agency discussed the project during its Thursday morning meeting but took no action.
Chief Executive Robert E. Aliaso Jr. said the project has recently come under JCIDA’s radar, so the agency plans to solicit feedback from other tenants at the business park to see what they think. Hm.
Board members also want to speak to the City of Watertown planning committee before beginning the project in September.
“I think it fits into the corporate park,” said board member David Converse.
Looking at a rough plan for the facility on Thursday, Mr Aliaso said he had some questions about setback requirements and parking.
The project must be approved by the city planning office with the development plan. It will be heard at the September session.
Pamela D., Vice Chair of the City Planning Committee. According to DeSormo, Mr. Lundi has also proposed an additional 30,000 square foot development on Lot 11, an adjacent lot for Lawman’s project.
She said the buildings would be an exact mirror image of each other.
“It will reflect the other building,” she said.
The second structure will be constructed as a distinctive building and is set to be launched in the winter, Mr Lundi said. In any case, it makes sense to continue parallel to the construction process, he said.
He also told city officials about his plans to build a 12,000-square-foot building at the Thousand Islands International Agriculture and Business Park, which he owns.
He uses building materials from a demolished building at 145 Clinton Street as part of the new Watertown Savings Bank lending center.
That building was recently demolished and is being rebuilt piece by piece at Egg Business Park off Route 3 in downtown Watertown, Mr. Lundy said.
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