Franklin Building

Located in the Public Square Historic District, the Franklin Building infuses new life and vitality into downtown Watertown by combining first floor commercial space with affordable housing above. This outstanding preservation success features:

  • 16 residential units including four studio apartments, six one-bedroom apartments, and six two-bedroom apartments.
  • 13,000 sq. ft. of ground floor, handicap accessible commercial space (all commercial space is occupied).
  • Environmentally friendly advancements such as soy-based insulation, Energy Star rated lighting, engineered flooring and framing, a reflective roof that reduces air-conditioning costs, and a high performance heating and cooling system.
The Buick Building
82 Public Square | Watertown, NY 13601
Built with Accessibility in mind: ADA Optimized, Section 508 Compliant, WCAG 2.1 Level AA. Verified as of 07/16/2019.

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