VISION FOR VACANCY: Dirt Shop
What would you like to see fill the former dirt shop and cycle accessory store?
Along U.S. Route 1, near Hollywood Road, sits this squat brick building with a bright, purple door.
According to city information, this former dirt shop and cycle accessory store, located at 9592 Baltimore Ave., has been vacant since 2009. It's currently for sale at $669,000.
The city hopes to use some of a $75,000 state Community Legacy grant to support marketing costs to sell the property, though it's not as lucky as some other vacant College Park buildings that will be demolished with the grant.
The .2-acre space is zoned for Mixed-Use-Infill, which means that whatever is developed there must promote smart growth principles, encourage efficient use of land, public facilities and area services.
A search on the state's Department of Assessments and Taxation database reveals that the building has stood there since 1950.
Patch wants to know, what would you want to see fill this space? (And what should happen to that sweet purple door?)