Parking Lot Could Pose Redevelopment Possibilities
Patch's Visions for Vacancies asks for your input on empty commercial properties
Right now it's filled with cars most days, but a parking lot adjacent to the Kent Municipal Courthouse could be redeveloped in the next few years.
And we want to know what you think would best fit or prove most successful in the space.
As part of the deal to keep the new Kent courthouse downtown the city will take ownership from Portage County of the existing courthouse building and the parking lot adjacent to it at the corner of Franklin and West College avenues.
One interesting element to the area's potential redevelopment is the fact Buffalo Wild Wings will vacate its existing location next to the parking lot and behind the courthouse to move into Acorn Corner.
That means in a few short years the old courthouse, the parking lot and the Buffalo Wild Wings building could all be redeveloped. Tell us what you think would be a good fit for the space.
After you leave your suggestions we'll follow up with a poll asking people to pick their favorite option, and then we'll talk to city officials to get their thoughts on the issue.