187 Washington Road: This commercial building has been home to many favorite businesses in the neighborhood.

Site

187 Washington Road                   CLICK HERE for Assessor's Database Info

Size

0.9 acres

Zoning

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?:

1.

What are the trade offs that would come with allowing some ground floor residential?

2.

If the community would like to see more neighborhood-serving retail in the area, where else would it go if not here?

3.

Could a compromise maintain some ground floor retail with residential above?