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The Franklin Building

50 Public Square, Watertown, NY 13601

The Franklin Building was originally constructed in 1920 by the YWCA and served the community for years. The building was restored using green design principles and features Energy Star appliances, light fixtures, and heating systems.

The project provides two accessible, move-in ready units and two units are fully accessible and fully adapted for those with a hearing or visual impairment. All sixteen units are visitable. The project offers onsite laundry, elevator service, and parking, including accessible parking for persons with disabilities.


Apartments & Amenities

Studio Apartments
1 Bedroom Apartments
2 Bedroom Apartments

  • Wall to wall carpeting
  • On-site laundry room
  • Convenient recycling room
  • Comfortable hot water heat
  • Heat and hot water included
  • On-site parking in rear
  • Secured lobby with intercom
  • Heat & hot water included in rent. Central domestic hot water means no hot water heaters in the way

Lease a bright and spacious apartment located in the Heart of Historic Downtown Watertown. This newly renovated building has much to offer. These units meet or exceed housing quality standards for Section 8 assistance. Fully equipped, handicapped accessible units available.

Rents & Income Limits

Studio Apartments$462-$646*/monthIncome Based
1 Bedroom Apartments$494-$688*/monthIncome Based
2 Bedroom Apartments$700-$821*/monthIncome Based


Household Income Limits (for Income Based Units)

1 Person $26,8202 Person $30,6603 Person $34,5004 Person $38,280

*Tenants share of rent is 30% of household income.
Income eligibility is at time of lease signing.
Income of original occupants may increase after occupancy without displacement.