Four-story affordable housing project proposed across from Watertown Post Office

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City planners on Tuesday will get their first look at a Rochester developer’s plans to build a four-story, 120-unit affordable housing project on three vacant parcels across from the Watertown Post Office.

A Rochester engineering firm will present proposed plans on behalf of DePaul Properties to construct the multifamily housing project on a 4.5-acre site on Commerce Park Drive.

The developers are seeking site plans and subdivision approval from the city’s Planning Commission on Tuesday.

DePaul, a nonprofit developer based in Rochester, focuses on low-income and needs-focused developments. DePaul is working with Eagle Star Housing, a group based in Victor, Ontario County, that received a grant agreement from New York’s Empire State Housing Initiative to operate a facility in Jefferson County.

Eagle Star Housing’s executive director Zach Fuller said the plan is to set aside space for 30 homeless veterans.

“We’re very excited to come to Watertown and provide services for veterans,” Mr. Fuller said. “We’re really excited to work on this project.”

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