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Visions for Vacancies: Peter's Home & Garden

What do you think should replace Peter's Home & Garden?

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 series we'll present a vacant commercial property 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?

This week we’re looking at 874 Federal Road, the former home of Peter’s Home & Garden.

Just north of Four Corners, the warehouse and large parking lot are set back from the roadway on 5.4 acres of property. The building has been shuttered for some time but is in a prime location if the Town Center District is redeveloped.

What business would you like to see there? What do you think would best succeed?

paul gonzales January 28, 2013 at 06:38 PM
gjtino--we are talking big time[ millions of dollars] not small time venue.which i do support do not get me wrong - an steve in my day we created our own jobs painting handy man jobs etc for the seniors who cant do the work around there home but do not want to move- i made good money bought my own car at 16 ,like i said we are taking the imagination out of our young people
Susan S. January 29, 2013 at 11:03 AM
I will vote for a LIBRARY. Has anyone seen our neighboring town's libraries. Our library cannot compare.
Steven DeVaux January 29, 2013 at 11:11 AM
The library building funds in other towns were also raised privately from donors if you check. Brookfield's "donors" are too cheap to give the money to build it unlike the other towns - including Danbury.
Steven DeVaux January 29, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Jamie, The other thing to consider is this would be an indoor all weather firing range with sound proofing. It would provide our police with a place to fire their weapons regularly. Do you know where they go now to do so? Also, it would allow veterans to maintain and enhance the skills they acquired with firearms in protecting this country. A good idea all around!
Michael Norman February 01, 2013 at 06:38 AM
0 of these proposals are likely to happen, most reasonable thing that will go in here is another private business.

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