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 this column, we'll present vacant buildings or lots, and ask you to tell us what you think would be their best use. Forget what zone they're in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other sleep-inducing zoning jargon. If you had your way, what would you like to see in these spots? What would be their best use for the community?
This week, we look at the empty Friendship Heights storefronts along Wisconsin Circle—a silvery crescent of window glass punctuated by only a few stores, including Potomac Pizza, Luxoptics and Frosting, A Cupcakery.
Between the existing stores are storefronts covered with white paper. What do you think should go there? Tell us in the comments.
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