Medical center eyed for Washington Summit complex

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WATERTOWN — Developer Michael E. Lundy plans to build a nearly 30,000-square-foot medical center at Washington Summit, the medical complex that he owns on outer Washington Street in the town of Watertown.

The $10 million to $12 million facility would house a large common lobby that has access to an array of small clinics that offer hearing, eyesight, mental health and other medical services to its patients.

His company, The Lundy Group, would own the building and lease it to an unidentified tenant.

An existing tenant at Washington Summit approached Mr. Lundy, managing partner in Washington Summit Associates, with the proposal to build the medical center.

The facility would be situated on the second level of the sprawling complex between the Samaritan Summit Village nursing home at the top of the hill and the building that houses the new AAA offices in the former CANI building at the bottom of the complex.

The one-story building would be built into a hill and feature “a terraced concept” incorporating two large retaining walls on the 6-acre site.

“It’s really a nice project,” Mr. Lundy said. “This fits in with everything we’re doing up there.”

Pamela D. Desormo, the town planning board’s co-chair, said the developer made a preliminary presentation about the project at Wednesday’s town planning board meeting. He plans to come back next month to give a formal presentation about the project’s site plan.

The tenant needs to receive final approval from its governing body before making a formal announcement in October about the project, Mr. Lundy said.

The project is currently in the pre-design stage with MBL Engineering, Mannsville, working on the engineering drawings.

Design Build Innovations, the construction company that Mr. Lundy owns with Sackets Harbor businessman Corry J. Lawler, will be the general contractor on the project.

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