It won't be a senior housing complex, not an arts building and now what it could be depends on the decisions of a committee appointed by the Southington Town Council. But if you could see the former Board of Education building on Becher Street become anything, what would it be?
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.
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?
Would it serve a purpose to the town? What is the best way to move forwrd in filling the void? Or maybe tearing the building down would be better for everyone?
The 100-year-old building is located just a short walk or drive from
downtown Southington and with three stories, there are many
the building be renovated as housing, a set of offices, or something
entirely different? Is it time to simply tear the building down and
start completely new?
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
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