Visions for Vacancies: What Should Go in Lot Near the 'Bean?

Space between Plymouth Coffee Bean Company, post office remains empty. What would you like to see?

In an otherwise thriving and bustling downtown, Plymouth has one notable empty space.

Between the and the is a parcel of gravel and grass.

The site appears to have plenty of potential — either a commercial addition to downtown or space for parking.

What would you like to see in this space?

Share your thoughts on what you'd like to see in this prime downtown spot.

When possible, we'll provide some guidelines to keep expectations realistic, given our prior knowledge of the property and existing ordinances.

For this particular development, a bar is not an option because the Plymouth City Commission has capped liquor licenses in the city and in the downtown district.

So, Patch readers, what would you like to see in this area?

Know about a vacancy in Plymouth or Canton? Contact editor John McKay at john.mckay@patch.com.

Red Twig Gallery April 26, 2012 at 03:55 AM
Did you know there IS a store in town that sells local artists wares? The Red Twig Gallery on Mill Street in the Old Village sells artwork by local and Michigan artists! We agree that a store on the empty lot would be nice, though!
Sandra Daniels May 03, 2012 at 04:54 AM
What about a Clothing store /Department store? What about a school that taught music and art for all ages?
Michael Sheedy May 23, 2012 at 01:25 PM
No building. Plymouth could use more pocket parks. A community garden as already stated would be great also. Please, no more parking lots. Downtown needs to attract more walkers and cyclists, not cars. In fact, the empty buidling with lot at corner of Harvey and Penniman would be nice as pocket park also. That corner is an eyesore.
Sandra Daniels May 23, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Dear Michael Sheedy, I do agree with you on a pocket park at the corner of Harvey and Penniman. I think in Vancouver, BC that when an old building gets torn down then they make the area into a pocket park... very nice. I saw several of them there. Definitely we need trees.
Michael Sheedy May 23, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Yes Sandra....with all the festivals Plymouth runs throughout the year, a couple pocket parks strategically placed throughout downtown area could be used creatively, and then during non festival days be used and inviting to pedestrians/shoppers. After all, what makes Plymouth unique is that big park in center of downtown and invites you down to stroll and shop. You can't have too many parks. But you can have too many bars and grilles. NYC is another city that is creatively putting in pocket parks everywhere there is empty space. If the Wilcox Estate is ever developed, I would like to see at least 50% of that space be a park like setting.


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