Promote vibrant business
To the Editor,
The main street is changing. How do we ensure that it remains viable and the village retains or creates an inviting atmosphere?
When Walker’s Home Hardware moves to a new location the corner commercial space will become vacant until a new business locates.
A new business would likely involve a tear down of the existing structure.
What would you like to see constructed in that location? Let us hope that it would not be an unimaginative ugly looking space.
As residents it is up to us to assist the planners of council and staff to promote the type of structures and businesses to locate here and make the town more vibrant.
On that corner I see open commercial space on the street level with the reception to a second floor hotel and followed by two floors of residences.
It would be great to incorporate the adjacent strip into it so that the total parcel abuts the river.
An architecture structure incorporating some of “past” looks of the village or area would create a welcoming atmosphere and a place to go.
This view of mine is not just a pipe dream. It is possible.
But you may have an idea as well. Do not sit back. Express your thoughts to the authorities, your friends and media.