Watertown egg hatchery project could break ground in June

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WATERTOWN — Final details are being worked out to build a 50,000-square-foot egg hatchery in the agribusiness park on Route 3.

Developer Michael E. Lundy said Tuesday that he’s meeting next week with the Georgia company, CWT Farms International, to finalize the construction budget and design plans for the hatchery before a tentative groundbreaking scheduled for June 15.

“A lot still has to happen, but it’s very encouraging,” he said.

Plans call for the $15 to $16 million hatchery to be built in the Thousand Islands International Agriculture and Business Park.

Last month, CWT received $1.5 million from Empire State Development , which included a $1 million grant and $500,000 Excelsior Job Program grant.

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