Downtown Main Street Reconstruction Task Force

Road work and infrastructure projects can bring short-term challenges to local businesses. In the long term, better infrastructure and public space will benefit your business and the community. Improved street conditions and traffic flow will give customers better access to your business and make an inviting area for customers to linger.

With this positive outcome in mind, we want you to be prepared for the construction that lies ahead!

The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce is a great resource for learning what businesses are open during construction.

Read The Downtown Main Street Task Force Recommendations Report.

Purpose/Vision: The Downtown Main Street Reconstruction Task Force was created in order to plan a strategic course of action for reconstruction of Main Street and to oversee, identify and delineate needs and preferences of the community for this area.

Background: Sponsored by Alderperson Tom Pasch and brought to City Council from the Public Works Commission, a resolution was adopted February 2, 2021 to form a Downtown Main Street Reconstruction Task Force.

Task Force Members include representation from:

  • Mayor Emily McFarland
  • Strategic Initiatives & Development Coordinator: Mason Becker
  • City Council: Alderperson Myron Moldenhauer & Alderperson Steve Board
  • Watertown Main Street Program: Melissa Lampe
  • Downtown Business Owner: Amber Smith
  • City Engineering Department: Andrew Beyer
  • Watertown Historic and Downtown Design Commission: Michael Trego
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation: Michelle Ellias
  • Watertown Chamber of Commerce Member: Andy Grinwald
  • Watertown RDA: Ryan Wagner
  • Citizen at Large: Laurie Hoffmann

Task Force Timeline A History