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Trustee Ronda Goldman said she would love to see a mixed-use space, featuring office and commercial space along with a boutique hotel and some restaurants and shops.
"It would be great for the residents, the tax base and for jobs, and it would certainly bring people to the corridor of Route 47, while also benefiting neighboring towns," Goldman said.
In its heyday in 2002, the center generated $346,743 in sales tax compared with $124,884 generated in 2015, according to village documents.
"Unfortunately, there are zero dollars coming in sales tax-wise currently, but the change of zoning to ORI [office, research and light industry district] would significantly impact in a negative way the village’s ability to generate sales tax," Johnson said.
Westberg said he'd like to see a mixed-use development, featuring a movie theater and entertainment venue such as Dave & Buster's, along with space for athletic programs such as a dance studio and indoor soccer arena.
"If you draw the children and athletics in, mom and dad could drop them off for a few hours and have a nice meal or go see a movie," Westberg said. "This would draw attention from people outside of the community and make it more of a destination than a one-stop shop."