Let's call this a modern spin on community planning — Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.
Each week we'll present a new 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. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
We launch this new weekly series by featuring the now vacant space at 867 Route 22 in Brewster, the former home of The Salon for Hair & Nails.
According to the Village of Brewster Planning Board, it's been less than six months since the salon packed up and vacated. At least three eateries, including the recently-opened , sit within a few hundred feet of the storefront, and a gas station stands across the street.
So, we want to know: What would you like to see move in to the storefront?
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 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.