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, Southington Patch took a ride up West Street to Plaza West where the northern most storefront remains vacant in an otherwise busy plaza. The location is small, but the possibilities are not.
Located at 742 West St. in the same place where people can get a sandwich at , refinance their home mortgage with and much more, it could serve as an office, store or even small restaurant with very little renovation.
So today we ask, what should fill the empty space?