Visions for Vacancies: Bringing New Ownership to the Berlin Turnpike

The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades building is a ready-to-go warehouse and office space, but is that the best use? What would you propose for the area?

There is over 12,000 square feet of commercial space available, ready to go right now as an office or warehouse, located on the Berlin Turnpike. But is that the best use of the location or do you have a better idea?

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?

The building at 1492 Berlin Turnpike, the old International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, is for sale by owner.

The site is already set for any office or warehouse needs, could be torn down or renovated for something new - or perhaps you have a different idea. With over 12,000 square feet of space available inside, there is a lot of opportunity.

So how would you fill or build on this Turnpike property? Do you have the right business to fill in the area? Step up today and let us know what you think!

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Ann Aresco January 13, 2014 at 08:24 AM
WHOLE FOODS! TRADER JOES! This area is lacking in any place to buy good organic food. Even a Healthy Food restaurant. Berlin does not need another burger place, we need a local place to get good food for our families. Those who do want this, drive out of town and get it. We should keep that money in town. Even Newington doesn't have a good organic food store.


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