The "For Sale" sign still sits in front of the former home of Dryden
Insurance, a company that moved to a new location months ago, but the stakes have changed. The neighboring building is now also up for grabs - increasing the opportunity at the location.
So how should the office space be filled?
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?
Located at the corner of Main Street and Old Turnpike Road, still within
walking distance of the Southington Town Green, there lies a large
office building that is near ready for use if the right business comes
along. And next door is available too!
The office building was left vacant when Dryden relocated
across town, so today we are asking you to propose how to fill it. Is
it best left as an office or would you like to see something new in the
Don't worry about the town's zoning regulations and if you
feel it's best, tell us you'd like to see it torn down. But what's the
best way to fill it?
Tell Us: What's the best way to move forward with the Main Street business space?
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