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Starting at the Top on West Street

This week's land for lease is a blank slate in the business zone along West Street, so be ready to start fresh knowing virtually anything is a possibility.

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 building 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 people most to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

This week, we travel to the Bristol town line to a vacant lot located across from ESPN drive and to the east of Lake Compounce.

With a large section - 4.5 acres to be exact - this is a land of promise with never ending possibilities.

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After several meetings at over the past couple months, the land seems destined to be part of a larger commercial and business zone development. That means virtually anything goes for this property, so lets get to talking.

We want to know the best way to make that business thrive again. How would you propose to fill the vacant spot? Your thoughts could make a difference, so share your input now!

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Bob B March 11, 2013 at 10:45 AM
"That means virtually anything goes for this property, so lets get to talking." Now that's town planning for yuh! What the heck are we paying a town planner for -- slam-dunk anything in just so some of the landed gentry of town can reap huge profits off their land. Maybe we need to put in a Hooters or another adult store on the land, eh Jason? Actually, my son, you are probably THE town planner considering the way things are being down under Mr. Brumback's watch. Maybe get Art Cyr to take over from Perrillo and we've got the right team concept!.
Hugh Cares March 11, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Over the years I've heard several places were going in there the last one I heard of was a Red Robin or Dunkin Doughnuts. Bob B I like you Art Cyr idea to.
Marc Bramhall March 11, 2013 at 09:56 PM
DD should've jumped in the old McDonald's next door to this empty land. Weird how the Indian restaurant never opened after they did all that work.
Hugh Cares March 12, 2013 at 03:01 PM
The Indian restaurant did have gas pumps so they couldn't open it

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