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 building that housed Sciortino's for years.
The restaurant, which operated out of a Route 22 building in Southeast, recently closed. A LoHud.com story, posted last month, by Barbara Livingston Nackman states that the eatery had been in business since 1965.
A "For Lease" sign, advertising a property of 21,000 square feet, is hanging outside the building.
"Suitable for restaurant, medical, office, retail or night club," the sign reads.
So, Brewster and Southeast folks, do any of those options appeal to you? Why or why not? What do you think should become of the Sciortino's building?
Please leave your answer in the comments section below. Thanks for participating!
About this column: In highlighting vacant buildings in Brewster and Southeast, 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.