You've lived in Macomb Township for five, 10, maybe 25 years, but have you ever had a say in community planning?
Despite its name, community planning is not a community-wide effort. We're going to change that–even if it's just in theory–here on Patch.
Taking a 21st-century spin on community planning, Patch is putting everything on the digital drawingboard and asking residents to share their visions for vacant properties in town.
Every other 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 most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
Two weeks ago, we asked about the former home of Manhattan Marketplace in the shopping mall at 18493 Hall Road, just west of Romeo Plank. The majority of readers favored a Trader Joe's in that location, although suggestions for a Whole Foods Market, Chick-fil-A or coffee shop/Internet cafe were also made.
This week we turn our attention to the shopping plaza at the corner of 24 Mile and Garfield, across the street from Lutheran High School North. The storefronts facing Garfield are almost all vacant, with the exception of Moni's Restaurant on the corner.
What businesses would you like to see move into this shopping plaza?