187 Washington Road: This commercial building has been home to many favorite businesses in the neighborhood.
Neighborhood Business (NB)
This one-story commercial building has been home to many different small businesses over the years, but has struggled to maintain tenants. The owner is interested in adding a second story to the building and converting it from commercial to residential use. However, the NB zoning does not allow ground floor residential.
What could happen here?:
What are the trade offs that would come with allowing some ground floor residential?
If the community would like to see more neighborhood-serving retail in the area, where else would it go if not here?
Could a compromise maintain some ground floor retail with residential above?