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.
In an occasional column, we'll present a new vacant space 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.
We're launching this occasional feature again by focusing on the now vacant space at 284-290 Millburn Ave. in downtown? The 6,100-square-foot space is right across the street from a PNC Bank and Annie Sez.
Last time we ran this piece we asked the community about 313C Millburn Ave.
Most who commented agreed the town doesn't need anymore restaurants or nail salons but a few voted for a bookstore. One Patch user asked for a gift/furniture/antiques store while another hoped for a venue for live music.
What do you think?
With tons of shopping, restaurants and other eclectic shops in downtown Millburn, now it's up to you to suggest what business should move in. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
Let us know in the comments section below! Know of a vacant space/building we should highlight? Email firstname.lastname@example.org