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Visions for Vacancies: What's the Deal With the Old Dealership?

What should go on the old Clyde Chevy property?

Vernon Patch loves your input. So, in a column called Visions for Vacancies, we present a vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use for it.

This week's entry is the large commercial lot on Route 83.

The old Clyde Chevrolet dealership.

It's hard the believe it was two winters ago now, when so much snow accumulated on the roof that it just gave way above the service area.

So now it sits, waiting for something to occupy it.

Yes, we have zoning regulations, but put all of that aside for now and concentrate on what you would like to see there or what would be the best use for the community. Tell us in the comments.

About this column: About this column: In highlighting vacant buildings in Vernon, we are aiming to help residents take a proactive role in planning and building their community. We'll take your feedback to public officials and property owners. Know of a vacant building we should highlight? Tell us in the comments below, or e-mail Vernon Patch editor Chris Dehnel at chris.dehnel@patch.com.

John Dolle December 09, 2012 at 03:52 PM
@Mr. Greenier. You are welcome and thank you for bringing you idea into the open. @ Vernon Taxpayer. You are correct regarding the commercial tax generating aspects. A view from above through Google Earth allows one with creative vision to see there is room to align the intersection for smoother traffic flow. Perhaps 2 commercial properties could be created from this harvested from this parcel.
Vernon Taxpayer December 09, 2012 at 08:15 PM
There are at least three other properties that would have to be considered in this project, possibly four if this new road would border close to the condos. There may be some give backs to the three mentioned properties to give them access to the public road. So there would be no gain of property it would decrease the size of the 3.21 acres. There would also be the issue of the topography of the land. An engineer would need to be consulted to see if the new road would even be a possibility; it appears it would be a significant drop down to the road below. These are just my observations of the suggestion and just something’s that may need to be thought-out.
Danno December 27, 2012 at 02:57 PM
I think that another dealership should go in its place. Bring Chevy back!! This is a great area for car dealerships. One stop shopping for all the American Brands. We already have GMC, Buick, Cadillac, and Ford; now we need to bring back Chevy!! A Wendy's or Five Guys could be built across the street where Scranton's has moved out their commercial truck division. Whats up with Kace Auto?? That building has been dead since Blonstein's Campers closed up shop.
Rich Silverstein January 18, 2013 at 01:55 PM
It might be too far from the highway for them but I'd love to see a Trader Joe's go there.
meowkats4 January 18, 2013 at 02:45 PM
I think we need to wait on this empty lot for now! Stop and Shop is building a gas station. I first want to see what traffic this will bring onto Route 83.

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