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.
Each 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 people most to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
We launch this new weekly series by featuring the now vacant building at 2805 M St. NW, the former home of .
Owner Bernie Furin decided to close the store last July after 27 years in Georgetown. Over the years, the restaurant had grown into a beloved local spot, but the challenging economy proved too much for this small business. The Washington Post, The Georgetown Metropolitan and even Karl Rove mourned the neighborhood's loss.
Nearly six months later and the storefront is still vacant. What would you like to see go in there?