Let's call this a modern spin on community planning; a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.
We present a vacant space or property and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. What would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
Our inaugural installment of this column received a couple of great suggestions, as did our subsequent posts. Now, we're hoping you'll weigh in on the Main Street storefront that sits empty. It's next to the newly-opened Susana's Store, a shop for children. One of Brewster's oldest establishments, Frank's Upholstery, is located on the same strip of shops.
Check out the photo and right and tell us what you think would be the best use of the space. Would an office work? Would it be a good spot for some sort of retail shop or eatery? If so, what kind? Or maybe you're thinking something else entirely.
Please leave your answer in the comments section below. Thanks for participating!
About this column: In highlighting vacant buildings in Southeast and Brewster, we aim to help residents take a proactive role in planning and building their community. We'll run this column every other Friday and, when appropriate, take your feedback to public officials and property owners, to inform their decisions about future uses. Know of a vacant building we should highlight? Email Ashley.Tarr@patch.com.