WATERTOWN, NY — Plans for a 28,500 square foot professional office building have been updated and announced for the former “Medical Arts” building, at the corners of Clinton, Sherman and Mullen Streets. The professional office building announcement comes as a result of Clinton Center Development, LLC being sold to a new ownership group. The new ownership group will consist of Mr. Michael Lundy, Lundy Development and Property Management, Corry Lawler, The Lawman Construction Group, and Kim Allen, United Professional Advisors. Mr. Allen will be a partner in the new ownership group as well as the primary tenant in the new office building.
The single-story building at 171 Clinton Street will be demolished and removed. An addition will be added to the two-story “Medical Arts” building and the entire building will be completely renovated. The new “Class A” office building, 155 Clinton Street, will be called the United Professionals Building. It will feature modern, efficient, and cost-effective office space. Mr. Allen and United Professional Advisors will occupy 6,000 square feet of the second floor, leaving approximately 18,000 square feet of remaining space available for lease. The new ownership group is hoping to attract other professionals to relocate to this new building. In addition to the office space the building will have a 2-story atrium, small and large conference rooms for tenant use, plus more. Design Build Innovations (DBi) will be the general construction company. DBi is the new total solutions construction company formed with the acquisition of Lundy Construction by the Lawman Construction Group. Both of those companies are currently working on the adjacent Watertown Savings Bank expansion.
As stated, Kim Allen, United Professional Advisors, will be the primary occupant. Mr. Allen explained that his company (currently located on Outer Arsenal Street) has outgrown its building and does not offer enough space for his professional advisors and benefits company. In addition, the Clinton Street location was very attractive to his company because of its close proximity to Downtown Watertown. “There are many great things going on in the downtown area, including the major expansion of the Watertown Savings Bank,” explained Mr. Allen. “We intend to transform this building into something very special…something that other professionals would want to relocate to. The building will reflect the quality of tenants in it.”
Tenant Space will be finished and built-to-suit specifically for their requirements and designs. A unique feature of this project is it is being developed as a Professional Condominium Complex. Tenants will be given the opportunity to enter into a condominium agreement where they can own the space they are in.
This concept is new to the area and offers a tremendous benefit to the occupants. Once demolition of the single-story building is complete the parking lot will be reconstructed resulting in 120 total parking spaces.
The entire lot will be completely re-landscaped. Additionally, there is an adjacent lot on the Mullin Street side, which the ownership group hopes to locate food related businesses to build on that site. Plans call for the new office building to be completed by the end of this year.