Studies - 17,560 square feet - excellent parking, Route
56 frontage, mezzanine classroom/training facility
Clarkson Small Business Incubator - 16,913 square feet of office and lab space over 3 floors, plus access to shared conference rooms (completely renovated in 2011)
Hall - 32,502 square feet - 3 floors, prime street frontage,
auditorium, laboratory space
Main - 36,500 square feet - 3 floors, Main Street frontage,
outstanding parking access, loading dock, variety of office spaces
Hall - 123,500 square feet - 4 floors, outstanding building
at focal intersection, large parking area, first floor still in
use but available on short notice to the right tenant
several of the buildings house businesses or continuing operations
of the University and the others have only recently been vacated,
they are in good condition and already have heat, hot water and
utilities. You are invited to purchase the buildings outright,
lease them in their entireties, or rent the space you need from
the wide array of available offices and laboratories. When leasing
of a building is arranged, the University will be responsible
for the facilities' management and maintenance.
an example of the reutilization of the buildings left empty by
Clarkson's campus evolution, Clarkson Hall received a complete
renovation in 2001 and now houses a new physical therapy service.
The result of a partnership formed between the University and
Canton-Potsdam Hospital, the project had such momentum that other
doctors, health care-related businesses and three complimentary
commercial physical therapy enterprises have leased the remaining
space in the renovated building.
Another of the downtown campus
buildings, Lewis House, has been transformed from the former student
union to the call center of Fused Solutions and professional offices
of Sunmount Developmental Disabilities Services.
Center for Health Sciences & Physical Therapy
Northern Orthopedic Laboratory
Developmental Disabilities Services Office
Dr. Donald Henline (orthopedist)
Kuracina, DMD (dentist)
J. Kane Engineering Agent LLC
New York Builders' Exchange (association)
CITEC - Manufacturing
& Technology Solutions (consultants)
Solutions (technical support call center)
Tenant Information printable
Services of the Clarkson Small Business Incubator (CSBI):
The renovation of the former Peyton Hall has made available 41 offices, three customizable labs and two conference rooms to budding enterprises in an incubator setting. In support of early stage business development, The Shipley Center will provide incubator support services to the tenants of the CSBI that include:
Mentorship / Coaching in developing your business
Networking with other entrepreneurs, Clarkson alumni and students
Access to research partnerships
Fully equipped conference rooms
Resources to assist with understanding IP rights, patents, copyrights and trademarks
Regular reviews and guidance from The Shipley Center
Basic terms for all tenants:
- Rent rates are determined based on the building and space you select. As an example, the Clarkson Small Business Incubator offers rent rates of up to $14.50 per square foot, per year, indexed annually by the C.P.I. Terms are negotiable. As one example, the rent for one of the incubator’s 350 square foot office spaces would be $350/month.
- With advance approval by Clarkson, tenant-specific improvements can be made and paid for by the tenant. Or, if the renovations are completed by Clarkson, the University may consider billing the cost of the improvements to the tenant as part of their lease costs.
- Water, heat, light and electricity is included for tenants of the Clarkson Small Business Incubator. However, extraordinary use may require additional charges, to be negotiated based on projected use. For leased space in one of Clarkson’s other downtown campus buildings, utilities will be paid for by the tenant.
- Internet access and telephone service, though not provided by Clarkson, is readily available through third-party providers. SLIC, Time-Warner and Verizon all have hookups in the Clarkson Small Business Incubator.
- Exterior custodial and snowplowing to be provided by Clarkson as well as in the inside common areas (e.g., the bathrooms and hallways). Tenants are responsible for cleaning tenant spaces. A dumpster is provided by Clarkson for tenant use.
- If the village considers a tenant to be taxable, an additional charge would be added to the rent to pay the taxes that Clarkson would be paying to the village.
- While a large number of parking spaces throughout the downtown campus exist, there is no guarantee of parking availability if all buildings are fully leased out. For the Clarkson Small Business Incubator, the primary parking lot is located directly behind (south of) the building. An overflow lot is located across the street, next to Congdon Hall.
- Multiple year leases preferred. For tenants of the Clarkson Small Business Incubator, a 2 year lease minimum is required, with one year options available.
- Mailboxes serviced by the USPS are provided in the CSBI.
- Clarkson lease terms require first month’s rent. A security deposit may also be required.
- Tenants are required to have insurance that covers public liability with a $1-million minimum, the policy is primary and non-contributory, Clarkson is named as additional insured, with a 30-day termination notice requirement. Fire/contents insurance is the responsibility of the tenant.
light assembly manufacturing industries
light assembly, service and repair
- Back offices
and professional offices
and research incubator
all uses listed above will require Site Plan approval from the
Village of Potsdam's Planning Board.)
a visit, or for more information on leasing or purchasing space
in the Clarkson University Downtown Campus Business Center, contact