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Barton & Loguidice project for Watertown clinic wins gold award from engineering industry

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A behavioral health campus in Watertown, NY, owned and operated by Citizen Advocates and designed by Barton & Loguidice (B&L) into a safe haven for the delivery of lifesaving mental health and addiction treatment, has been selected as a Gold Award winning project by the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY) in the 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards Competition.

The 11,000 square-foot clinic, which officially opened on May 1, 2023, filled a critical need for immediate access to 24/7 mental health and addiction support in an underserved area of northern New York. The revitalization of the formerly vacant, blighted property not only connected with the public but also stands as an investment in the community’s well-being.

“This project serves as a testament to the power of transformation and community support, and we are grateful to have been a part of it,” said Barton & Loguidice’s Project Manager, Dean Mason, P.E.

“Citizen Advocates believes in breaking the mold when it comes to what a behavioral health clinic is expected to look like,” said James Button, President & CEO of Citizen Advocates. “We not only want our facilities to be warm, expansive, and state-of-the-art treatment centers, they must also include smart, forward-looking design features that prioritize environmentally sound and energy efficient practices. Our partnership with Barton & Loguidice has been key to making our vision a reality, and it’s no surprise they are being celebrated by their peers for the exceptional work that produced our Watertown clinic.”

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Watertown to hire engineering firm to address stormwater issues delaying Renzi Foodservice expansion

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WATERTOWN — The city will take the next step in resolving stormwater runoff issues that have caused headaches for the expansion at the Renzi Foodservice facility in the City Center Industrial Park on South Bellew Avenue.

Tonight, the City Council is expected to retain the Watertown engineering firm Aubertine and Currier to complete design work to resolve the stormwater runoff issues that will allow Renzi to resume its expansion project.

Aubertine and Currier, responding to a request for proposals from the city, would be paid $13,090 for the engineering work.

For more than a year, the expansion plans at the industrial park were put on hold because of wetlands concerns from the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Renzi officials blamed those wetland issues on excess flow from the city’s stormwater system in the industrial park.

The company plans to build a 38,176-square-foot addition to create more warehouse space.

Once the deign work is finished, the city will use $200,000 of its American Rescue Plan Act funding to pay for upgrades to two storm sewer outfalls on the Renzi property.

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